Birth Without Fear

NICU, Transfusions, & the Prepared Doctor: A Triplet Birth Story

May 22, 2017

I knew pretty early into my triplet pregnancy that a C-section would likely be my birth story. And honestly, I was perfectly fine with that. After struggling for so long to have a child of my own, I didn’t care too much whether I delivered vaginally, naturally, cesarean–I just wanted my babies to be healthy. […]

Read the full article →

Shop Differently at The Baby Cubby in Lindon, UT!

May 19, 2017

(Editor’s note: this is a sponsored post.) The Baby Cubby is for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed or discouraged about becoming a parent. Our Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there. We know what it’s like and we are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents […]

Read the full article →

I Sank Deeper & Deeper: A Story of Postpartum Depression

May 17, 2017

(Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Ali Adams.) I’ve written this over and over again. Each time highlighting, deleting, and starting over. How do you write last year I hated my daughter and my life in a way that sounds eloquent? The truth is you don’t. Postpartum depression isn’t eloquent. It’s not neat and tidy, […]

Read the full article →

A Photographer’s First Natural Water Birth

May 16, 2017

It was a cold, December afternoon when the miracle of yet another beautiful soul coming to the world had happened. The birth of Raphael was a debut both for Betânia and Fred as parents and for me as a photographer. I am completely honoured to have been a part of such an incredibly emotional, miraculous […]

Read the full article →

An Unplanned, Unassisted Home VBAC

May 12, 2017

My birth story begins three years ago when at 35 weeks pregnant we discovered, much to our surprise, our baby girl was in a frank breech position. Following a consult with maternal-fetal-medicine (MFM), we ultimately decided against moving forward with an external cephalic version (ECV) and instead opted to wait and see if she would […]

Read the full article →

Laughing Gas, a Cesarean, and a Double-Edged Sword

May 10, 2017

Saturday morning, June 1, 2015, I wake up with this crazy urge to pee. I get up, or rather I roll out of bed and head to the bathroom (I am on my 38th week of pregnancy). Everything goes as normal, so I head back to bed. Check the time… it’s 3:30 am. I’m lying […]

Read the full article →

Resting & Soaking in Brand New Baby Cleo

May 8, 2017

Cleo’s birth story begins in the middle of a February heatwave. My husband and I had escaped our 3 children (then aged 7, 4, and 2) for a rare date night, and during dinner he leans over the table and with a cheeky grin says “So, should we have another baby?” I laugh, because we […]

Read the full article →

One Giant Push Without Pain Meds: “He’s Coming!”

May 5, 2017

I am once again reminded that nothing is gained by worrying. I was more anxious about this birth than the others. But this baby is our New Hope. I kept reminding myself throughout pregnancy that my hope comes from the Lord. That He is in control. As induction drew nearer I found more things to […]

Read the full article →

What Is Find Your Village Anyways?

March 10, 2017

We get comments here, Facebook, Instagram, and in emails wondering what our Find Your Village events are all about. They are about empowerment, inspiration, information, and validation for you and your husband or partner. There is no one size fits all choice to make in pregnancy, birth, postpartum, self love, or self care and the […]

Read the full article →