Birth Without Fear

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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Plan Your Baby Moments {Baby’s First Year}

July 7, 2014

I recently posted about this new rad camera Canon sent me. Check it out here. I am an iPhone picture taker, but having this on hand has been a game changer! Canon Canada is releasing a new app to help parents capture sweet memories of baby’s first year! This time is such a flies by so quickly, that it’s easy […]

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Natural Hospital Birth {Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome}

July 7, 2014

This is the birth story of my son Sawyer Emerson Karli. It is a story about standing up for myself, even when, especially when, things don’t go exactly as planned.  My husband and I had talked about wanting to have children early in our relationship.  It was something we both really wanted and I wasn’t […]

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The Births of 2 Miracle Babies {2 Preemies, 2 NICU stays, 1 Strong Mother}

July 7, 2014

In 2009, at the age of 18 as a senior in high school, I found out I was pregnant. I remember taking five pregnancy tests in the bathroom of the restaurant I worked in because I couldn’t believe it was true. Over the next few months, we began to prepare for our unexpected bundle of joy. […]

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Breastfeeding and the Workplace

June 26, 2014

***When I wrote my piece on community support and its effect on breastfeeding, we had a huge request for a follow up piece about breastfeeding and the workplace. So mamas – here it is!*** Breastfeeding in today’s social climate is sometimes an uphill battle. Not only do we encounter booby traps from the media and […]

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Morning Snuggles with Babies and Pets

June 4, 2014

Lily Rose’s fur brother, Murdoc, is not much of a snuggler, but when it comes to his baby human he won’t pass it up! This is what morning nursing looks like at our house! {Sarah} Updated picture! Still friends.

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A Natural Hospital Water Birth

May 27, 2014

My story really begins from 36 weeks pregnant. This is when the “challenges” began! Up until this time, everything had been going smoothly, and I was feeling fantastic. Then, at my 36 week appointment with my OB, she informed me that a blood test she’d gotten me to do previously had come back showing I […]

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