Birth Without Fear

Natural Hospital Birth {Support is Essential}

March 11, 2014

OK, I have to be honest.  Writing this is hard for me.  For some reason, I don’t want to write it.  Like I’m dreading it?  I think there are just too many things about it to write down so I know it’ll take me forever…?  I have no idea.  But here’s my attempt.  I definitely […]

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Giving Birth is a Journey

March 11, 2014

Three years ago I had my first baby girl naturally at 35 weeks pregnant, she was breech a week before but due to a small car accident the shock turned her, she was not harmed and neither was I, but apparently she couldn’t wait any longer. During delivery I suffered a 3rd degree tear that […]

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In Pursuit of Perfection

March 6, 2014

Let me start this post by saying, “I’m a perfectionist.” Yep. I’m a perfectionist, always have been. And I am about to admit to you that I AM NOT PERFECT. I’m learning to live with it. Society in general is pretty obsessed with perfection. We want perfect bodies, perfect jobs, perfect houses, perfect lives. Messy […]

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Birth Rights, Hyperemesis Gravidarum and More. {Guest Post by Jess Kroger}

March 4, 2014

When you think of birth (in most cases, especially first time moms) the first thing that comes to mind isn’t that you have options – it’s that you’ll do what the doctor says to do and when they say to do it because they know best. For most women, this is fine, but then you […]

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I Am Strong {Because We Have Each Other}

March 3, 2014

I am strong because the day I unexpectedly found out I was pregnant I dropped all of my anxiety medicine cold turkey, even though the doctor was against it. I am strong because I started pouring blood at 18 weeks and thought I lost my baby. I am strong because I was sent to a […]

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Great Images From {Crowned Photography}

February 25, 2014

First time momma, roared her surprise baby girl earth side with an INCREDIBLE supportive hubby, at our local Denver birth center, Mountain Midwifery. My caption for the cord shot was “Good to the last drop. :)” Enjoy! {Photo Credit to: https://www.facebook.com/CrownedBirthPhotography}

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A {Military Wife and Doula} Homebirth

February 24, 2014

Stella’s birth story really starts 16 months prior, at the birth of her next oldest sister. I planned a homebirth, but needed to transfer late in active labor to the military hospital due to bleeding a little more than my midwife was comfortable with. A short 30 minutes after we walked into the hospital, Lucy […]

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I am Strong {28 Weeks}

February 22, 2014

I am strong because I wasn’t afraid to get pregnant, even though I have Type 1 Diabetes. I am strong because I have never been healthier than when I was pregnant. I am strong because I advocated for myself when the nurses said my blood pressure was nothing to worry about. I am strong because […]

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A Healing Home Birth {BWF Admin Tamara}

February 21, 2014

My husband Andy and I decided to start trying for a second baby right around our son’s first birthday. It took about 8-9 months to be successful, but we were blessed with a second pregnancy. Immediately we wanted to do things different than our first. We were so much more knowledgeable this time around; about […]

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Maternal Death and the United States {Birth Without Fear}

February 20, 2014

Maternal Death – the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. (WHO) This is a subject no one really […]

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