Birth Without Fear

I Am Strong {Emily Weber}

December 15, 2015

I am strong because at the age of 19, my husband and I became pregnant with our first child. I am strong because at our first ultrasound we were told that our son would be born with “myelomeningocele”. The most common and most severe form of Spina Bifida. I am strong because on July 05, 2011, […]

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Accidental Unassisted Birth, Down Syndrome, Mom Catches Baby Born En Caul

December 3, 2015

My pregnancy with Blake was discovered in October 2014; I had noticed clothes not fitting well for a while and was having to pull my t-shirts down when wearing Tyler on my back. I didn’t think much of it until one day I posted in a tandem nursing Facebook group, complaining profusely about how painful […]

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A Healing Surgical Birth

November 21, 2015

In 2009 (with my first pregnancy) I didn’t know how to navigate the system and advocate for myself. I knew I wanted a vaginal birth. And since everyone one of my family members have had successful pregnancies and deliveries I knew it was obvious I would too. So when I found myself very pregnant nearly […]

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Willamena’s Birth

October 22, 2015

Adoptive mother Davney Nowak shares the birth story of her first biological daughter – an inspiring natural childbirth at a birth center.  I married my high school sweetheart. Every life choice we made was made with our future children in mind. We got married at 22, and immediately started to try to start our family. I had always […]

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I Am Strong – Becoming a Mom at 15

September 29, 2015

I was 15. I had just had my last day of freshman year. Summer was starting. Little did I know that night, I became a Mother. That night a little baby started growing inside of me. 17 weeks passed. I was partying still. Not having any symptoms. I was still having periods and only threw […]

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Next Time I Will Call the Shots – VBAC Home Water Birth {With Pictures}

September 28, 2015

With my first child I was forced into a c-section and never given the opportunity to labor! The story is that I was 39 weeks, and was told at 40 weeks we would have an ultrasound, schedule an induction, and go from there. Well it turned out my OB NEVER scheduled the induction but rather scheduled a c-section. […]

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I Am Strong – Enduring 30-Plus Hours of Full Blown Labor

September 28, 2015

I am strong because when I was in labor, I was in back labor for nine hours and wasn’t progressing so I had to go home. I am strong because after laboring another 10 hours at home I went to the doctor to get checked and was in full blown labor but only dilated to 3 cm. […]

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Brand New Home Birth Baby Book by My Homegrown Baby

September 21, 2015

As many of you know, we have six children. Baby books are adorable and we started one with our first baby. As you may imagine where this is going, we didn’t continue this with our subsequent children. With child number two and three I had major mom guilt. By child four I got over it. […]

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I Am Strong Because I Am FREE!!

September 14, 2015

I am strong because three months after my husband and I got married, we found out we were pregnant, and at 12 weeks, we lost the baby. I am strong because after three months of waiting to try again, we found out we were pregnant for the second time, but at six weeks, I miscarried […]

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Ladies & Gentlemen, Husbands & Wives, Mothers & Fathers: We Are Strong

September 14, 2015

I am Strong because I waited until the age of 32 to have my first child. I am Strong because I saw our would-be son one day looking up at me holding onto the knee of the man who became the love of my life at the age of 28. Dream became Reality. I am […]

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