Birth Without Fear

Is Birth Tourism in Canada a Real Problem?

August 1, 2016

Every presidential election cycle in the United States often elicits various celebrities, public figures, and others vowing to migrate north to Canada if candidate XYZ becomes president. However, some people actually do make their way to Canada. Not because of a new desire to expatriate, or seek political asylum, but to gain anchor citizenship for their […]

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Raw, Beautiful, Amazing Home Water Birth!

July 29, 2016

This post is about birth and I am sharing it for all my friends who have babies or want to have babies and for their husbands who aren’t sure how to support their wife during pregnancy. One day I will become a midwife because I want to help moms and dads bring their babies into […]

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A Moment of Clarity – Lucie’s Birth

July 28, 2016

I still had three weeks until my estimated due date but I was ready, I was so ready. However, in spite of the fact that I had been waiting and hoping for labor, it took me a really long time to believe I was actually in it when it finally started. And by a “really […]

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Pressure-Free Home Birth After 2 Weeks of Braxton Hicks Contractions

July 27, 2016

My first birth was fast. After three hours of non-timable contractions my water broke. An hour later I arrived at the hospital at 5cm, and an hour after that I was holding my son. He had to be delivered by a wandering pediatrician because no one thought a first time mom could push out her […]

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July 5, 2016

These are the current open cities for our Find Your Village events (you can click on them for more info). They are all slightly different depending on the city, but they will all be packed with inspiration, love, empowerment, healing, and a ton of solidarity. If we come near you, join us, you won’t regret […]

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Breech Babies Are Another Variation of Normal

June 29, 2016

Originally written 10/29/2010. With my first child, I knew I wanted a natural birth. I chose the local birth center and hired the team of midwives. I attended my regular appointments and the birth classes they offered. Starting around 30 weeks I questioned the position of my baby. I asked three of the midwives at […]

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Birth Story of Sybil | When Instincts Replace Doubt

May 31, 2016

The birth of my rainbow was an emotional one. It was exhausting for me, mentally and physically. The end of the pregnancy was full of many mixed feelings. I was terrified of becoming a mom of three. I was sad to be thinking of Nadia’s (3.5) turn being the baby coming to an end. I […]

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New Addition | Birth Without Fear

May 31, 2016

“Your inspiring stories empowered me to have a wonderful birth at home, I just want to share a photo or two with you. Westin was born 11.7.14 @345pm. He weighed 7.2 lbs. and was 20.75 in. Healthy baby boy.  Thank you Birth Without Fear.  May you know the impact you truly have on the empowerment of […]

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My CBAVBAC – Cesarean Birth after VBAC

March 9, 2016

The birth of my second child was shared on your blog several years ago: Long Labor Ends with Beautiful HBAC. With my home birth I really wanted to inspire other women. I wanted to show them that they are capable of having the birth that they want. This time around, I think it’s important to […]

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