Birth Without Fear

A Fight for a Twin VBA2C Birth in the Hospital!

May 26, 2017

I had my first son at age 18 and he was delivered by an old school OB who told me I wasn’t trying hard enough to push him out. He didn’t exactly offer a forceps or vacuum extraction because he told me these interventions were not designed to do 100% of the work. After a […]

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Victoria Azarenka Returns to Tennis at 7 Months Postpartum

May 25, 2017

Belarusian tennis star and former world number one Victoria Azarenka has announced she will return to the tennis court at this year’s Wimbledon on July 3rd, only seven months after giving birth to her baby boy Leo. Her last tournament was the French Open in May 2016, where she was in her first trimester of pregnancy, […]

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Hypnobirthing Through Horrible Back Labor: A VBAC Story

May 24, 2017

I have been laboring for an entire day. Lying in the bathtub completely relaxed listening to peaceful music and meditating. I hear the door open quietly. I open one eye and take a peek. My oldest son Cash is sneaking in. I close my eye and get back to THE work of relaxation. Feeling a […]

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Born En Caul, Majestic Spirit, & Family Before Everything

May 23, 2017

In case you missed last week on our Instagram… “There is a majestic spirit that every mother has within & with that spirit comes the power to accomplish the impossible. Here’s to all of the mothers that make magic happen on a daily basis.” Photographer: @KELBPICS _ Model: @ashleymolinaa Wearing @terrytoccidesigns Styled by @theartistknownasvoodoo Hair by […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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