Birth Without Fear

Oxytocin Vibes, Covered in Vernix, & Birthing Next to a Baby Deer

July 5, 2017

In case you missed the Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… Goodnight friends. 😴 “This is love. The most profound, squishy, sleepy love you’ve ever known… and it smells like heaven.” ❤️ @mamasolbirth _ #baby #newborn #birthwithoutfear #oxytocinvibes #postpartum #takebackpostpartum A post shared by Birth Without Fear™ (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun 24, 2017 at 7:33pm […]

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How a Loss Healed Me

July 3, 2017

This begins 12 years ago when I was 20. I was carrying a child I knew I couldn’t raise, so I opted for adoption. Her parents are fantastic people and we were lucky to have them in a position to come witness her birth. We thought H would be a boy, actually, but she surprised […]

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My Story Isn’t the Typical One: Overcoming Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

June 28, 2017

I had a very quick birth. My second baby was almost born on the interstate in the middle of the night. I was on the phone with my OB screaming that her head was almost out. As soon as I got into a room and managed to make a phone call to my birth photographer, […]

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Born En Caul, Twins in NICU, Hugs, & a Happy Baby

June 27, 2017

In case you missed the Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… And one of our favorites from last year by @kerfoxphotos. 💙 “One day he knelt to ask her to marry him, today he kneels to offer her support and strength when she needs it most. I distinctly remember the days of shooting weddings […]

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Overcoming Placenta Previa, NICU, & Hospital Policies to Birth a Beautiful, Healthy Baby Boy

June 26, 2017

I was 16 weeks pregnant when I thought I was miscarrying. It would be my second miscarriage. I was on a business trip in Minneapolis, 750 miles from my home in NE Ohio. Seven hundred fifty miles from my husband and family. As soon as my plane landed, I realized I was bleeding more heavily […]

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Starting Life as a Family of 3 in the Birth Center

June 23, 2017

Thursday September 22nd 2011 I was 38 weeks pregnant with my first baby, had finished my last day at work on the previous Sunday as a midwife and was looking forward to relaxing for the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy. Most things were ready for the baby’s arrival, but I still needed the […]

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I Am Wholly Here: The Healing Water Birth of Finn

June 21, 2017

There was a moment, just before Ellie reached a gloved hand inside of me, that I wondered if I was cheating. If my body was incapable of truly beginning labor on its own. 6 centimeters dilated, completely effaced, 42 weeks with him in my womb. I ached to feel the natural progression of things – […]

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Tree of Life, Vernix, and a Bubble of Support

June 20, 2017

In case you missed Birth Without Fear on Instagram this past week… Sweet squishy babe. ❤ Oh those lips and little fingers and vernix. The most amazing gift you’ll ever hold. 📷:@ashleymarstonphotography #skintoskin #justborn #birthwithoutfear #optionssupportrespect A post shared by birthwithoutfear (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun 12, 2017 at 9:08pm PDT Tree of Life. 🌳 The placenta […]

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Barely at the Birth Center! A Fast & Easy Birth

June 19, 2017

The birth of my first child Adelyn Perry was one of the greatest life changing, and empowering experiences that I have been a part of. It has put me in a place of awe and trust in the way God has beautifully designed a woman’s body. Probably like most new moms I was fairly naive […]

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