Birth Without Fear

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Eloise’s Birth Story: Finding Healing & Hope

March 10, 2017

By the time I became pregnant with my second child, I knew the kind of birth I wanted. I had spent most of my life hating my body. For not being thin enough. For not being pretty enough. For not being good enough. I hated my body for its infertility and, most of all, for […]

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27 ways to Support Pregnant, Laboring, and/or Postpartum Mama

March 8, 2017

There are so many different ways for a partner to support mama. Some are obvious, some are not. Read on for some ideas on what to ask for from your partner. If you are the partner, here are some examples for you take note of. “Because he is interested in knowing my birth plan, my […]

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Vendor Sponsorship Once Again Open for 2017 “Find Your Village” Events

March 1, 2017

Due to many requests, we are opening vendor opportunities again for 2017 events. There will be just THREE spots available per city. If you would like to be a local vendor-sponsor please CLICK HERE and we will respond with more information via email. FOR VANCOUVER, BC BIRTH WITHOUT FEAR CONFERENCE VENDORS: This is your opportunity to […]

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