Birth Without Fear

Coffee is the New Crack for Pregnant Women

September 9, 2014

As many of you know, we announced the pregnancy of our 6th child recently! As a blogger, I waited as long as I felt I could before sharing. Why you ask? Because people can suck. If you’ve been on the internet at all you know I’m not being mean, just stating the truth. I really […]

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My Husband Grew a Beard & I Got Pregnant

September 5, 2014

Hear me out. Last April I finally found the mental strength and love for myself to participate in the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. I was pampered and loved on for the goddess that I am. I had a wonderful day celebrating me for me. I was glowing. Little did I know at the time, Ashlee […]

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The Stories of My {Three} Children’s Births

August 26, 2014

I am strong because at 28 weeks I kept going into preterm labor, but managed to keep my baby in until 38 weeks. I am strong because I wanted a completely natural delivery without medications or any intervention from doctors, nurses, etc. (especially a C-section)! I am strong because I went into labor on September […]

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I Am Strong {OverComing Judgment}

August 26, 2014

I am strong. I am strong because after 32 weeks of the most beautiful and fulfilling pregnancy a girl could dream, I developed a severe headache that I attributed to annual allergies and headed to work as I had done for the last 6 months. I am strong because at 32 weeks and 1 day […]

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Overcoming Infertility {I Am Strong}

August 14, 2014

I am strong because I experienced things as a child and teenager than no one should ever go through. It took many years for me to be able to forgive those that hurt me. I am strong because I left for the Peace Corps right after college where I met the most amazing man that […]

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A Healing Homebirth After Cesarean {Slideshow}

August 14, 2014
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The Hospital Induction Birth of Ida Mae

August 9, 2014

This is terribly long and I could have gone on and on… Todd and I went to an appointment with my midwife August 14th. I was 40 weeks and six days pregnant, so basically a week overdue. Our midwife had us do a non-stress test where they monitor the baby’s heart rate for 20 minutes. […]

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The Long, Beautiful Births of Solla Zakara and Winter Lumina {Natural Birth Story of Twins}

August 5, 2014

I can still feel my heart drop. I can still feel how cold my feet went, as if they weren’t even part of my body anymore. I was 20 weeks pregnant. The ultrasound tech was swiping back and forth, from my left to my right, and in almost perfect Pisces form it went head-spine, spine-head. […]

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When is Being a Mother Going to Be Enough?

July 24, 2014

The short answer is, it always has been.Mothers, we have the hardest and most important job. It’s that simple and true. That job alone is monumental, ever changing, priceless and too great to put in a status update. It’s THAT big.¬†On top of this, we work, serve, sleep little, support our spouses, and take on […]

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A Birth Story of an {Emergency} C-Section

July 10, 2014

Thursday August 29th started out like any other ordinary day. I woke up around 9am and did my usual morning routine, did some laundry, got gas and washed my car with one of my girlfriends and also went out for ice cream. I made Chris a nice dinner (which please don’t think I’m super wife […]

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