Birth Without Fear

Mother Mental Illness {Post Partum Depression}

March 8, 2015

This continues to be something not discussed enough, but needs to be more and more. Please take a listen and share with a mother who has gone through Post Partum Depression (or other similar things). This podcast interview with Mary from Pretty Pushers​ and Dr. Lisa Duggan from Clemson University discussed the risks and signs of Maternal […]

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Gorgeous Teething Necklace {The Vintage Honey Shop}

March 4, 2015

As many of you know, our sixth baby has arrived! I have fed my babies all sorts of ways from pumping, to formula, to tandem nursing. My littlest one has so far been my easiest to breastfeeding and I’m grateful for it! Being my sixth baby, I know that in no time, she is going to start reaching, […]

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My Breech Twin Vaginal Birth After Three Miscarriages

March 3, 2015

My story starts with the journey of getting pregnant and what I endured to get these precious babies. My husband and I got married June 2012 and had the most amazing honeymoon filled with love. We decided for me to stop taking birth control and to see what happens. I found out I was pregnant […]

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Preparing for PostPartum {BabyList and BWF Giveaway}

February 24, 2015

BabyList has taken baby registry to a whole other level. Instead of being confined to one store, you can make custom registries and add items from multiple places. Being my sixth baby, I was more focused on the postpartum period (also referred to as the 4th trimester). I’m very glad I did as I had an unplanned […]

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The Empowering Homebirth of my Second Child

February 20, 2015

My sweet son was born into the water at our home on August 12th, 2014 at 3:10pm. I knew I wanted to have a homebirth with my second before we even got pregnant. My daughter Coralie, who is 23 months older than her brother, was born vaginally in the hospital with an epidural (and then […]

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Natural VBAC Without Fear

February 19, 2015

Erin Murray tells the story of how she conquered childbirth through a life-changing natural VBAC delivery. My first pregnancy was uneventful and very “by the book.” My weight skyrocketed, but whose doesn’t? I got to 40 weeks on the dot, and my midwife started talking about induction, non-stress tests, and a host of other scary […]

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Cesarean Without Fear {Beard Baby}

February 5, 2015

Many of you know our sweet #beardbaby was born Sunday. This is our sixth baby. Our first two births were cesareans and our following three were VBA2Cs (hospital and home). Most our babies were born between 42 1/2-43 1/2 weeks. I preach constantly to follow our intuition. I did this whole pregnancy, just like I did with […]

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Natural Breech Birth at Home

December 31, 2014

Jessica Winquist shares the story of her daughter’s breech birth – a beautiful, natural birth at home.  At my 32-week check, my midwife, Sarah*, found the Cub (our nickname for the baby-to-be) to be breech. We were planning a home birth in New York City, and New York State home birth regulations prohibit breech home […]

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A Story Of Empowered Birthing

December 18, 2014

I have been following January and BWF for a few months now. Your Blog and Facebook page really helped me through the last part of my second pregnancy. I was diagnosed with GD and had to deal with switching insurance at 36 weeks to a non-supportive insurance. The second half of my second pregnancy was […]

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Birth Without Fear’s ‘Why’…

December 16, 2014

I received this email this week and took the time to slowly read it. To take it in. It’s these moments, experiences, and testimonies from all of you that keep me going. {January} *** Dear Birth Without Fear, I know you probably get a LOT of emails/messages/comments so I hope this finds you well! I have […]

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