Birth Without Fear

Sweet Ellie-Boy

February 23, 2016

We discovered we were pregnant with you in November of 2014. Your sister was to be turning two years old then and although we had been determined for her to be an only child, we were excited to be bringing you into the world. Our joyousness was quickly squashed by fears from the outcome of […]

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The Birth of Scarlet Noelle

February 19, 2016

Throughout my pregnancy I had to get ultrasounds every week with my maternal fetal medicine doctor. It’s what happens when you’ve had two beautiful, stillborn little girls: one at 23 weeks and the other at 32 weeks, both due to a rare blood clotting disorder known as Factor II. The ultrasounds were always my saving […]

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Birthing Hope

February 18, 2016

This is the story of the second time I gave birth; the first time I gave birth naturally. Looking back, I don’t know whether to describe my labor as long or short. Hope Noel was born early on Sunday morning, December 16, 2012. I started having contractions the Wednesday evening before. They were fairly regular […]

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I’m Not Sorry

February 17, 2016

This week, the twins turn three months old. It’s crazy…time has truly flown by! We are amazed every day at their progress, thankful for their sleeping habit improvements, and amazed that these little miracles are ours. But, during these three months, there’s been something I’ve been debating sharing, unsure of how to put it out […]

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A Natural Hospital Birth, A Peaceful Miscarriage at Home, and A Future Homebirth Coming Soon

February 16, 2016

It has been three years since I had my son in a natural, med-free hospital birth. It was 27 hours of total labor. Contractions were every three minutes (lasting a minute long) from the get go, so I got no rest once they started at two o’clock in the morning! I went to the hospital […]

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The Story of Baby J

February 15, 2016

When I had my daughter in June of 2014, I thought it was silly to make a plan for birth. I knew it wouldn’t go my way, anyway! So I went into labor with only one request: an epidural. When I went from four to ten centimeters in 25 minutes they told me that my […]

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All On My Own: An Accidental, Unassisted Home Birth

February 12, 2016

A little background about my previous births: In January of 2011, we welcomed our first born son Earth-side in the water at Family Beginnings Birthing Center (Miami Valley Hospital). I labored overnight at home and arrived at the hospital not long before he was born. Trying to recall from almost five years ago, we got […]

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Henry’s Incredible Birth: Written by Dad

February 11, 2016

It was Sunday the 1st of February, 2015, and the weathermen were predicting a snow storm that would hit our area. The forecast was that we would not get that much snow, maybe six to eight inches. The snow was already falling when we packed up the family and went to church like normal. After […]

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The Birth Story of Pippa Saoirse

February 10, 2016

It was a Friday and I was 41 weeks pregnant with my second child. I had an appointment with the PPC (Prolonged Pregnancy Clinic) to monitor the baby and myself and discuss options. I had been feeling pains on and off at this point for nearly two weeks and was very much ready for my […]

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