Cesarean Birth

2 Sets of Twins, 16.5 Months Apart {IVF and VBAC}

June 11, 2013

Thank you to the mother who shares both her birth stories of her FOUR children. {Part 1} My husband and I knew we would need help conceiving.  He had low sperm count, and I, well just didn’t ovulate.  We met with a fertility doctor and I had the impression that we would be pregnant within […]

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Mental Illness and Pregnancy

June 4, 2013

“I’ve debated telling this story. I’m afraid of being judged and perhaps even… yelled at.  But my story is just as important as yours. My story is the one that no one talks about. My story is about being pregnant with a mental illness.” -B  My story starts a good 10 years ago, when I […]

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Three Breech Births {One Cesarean And Two VBACs}

June 3, 2013

My breech babies: Brooke, Brady and Blake. “The road to motherhood is not always a clear and simple journey. I learned this first hand as all of my babies presented breech. I do think more women should be given the choice with breech babies – it should be an option to birth vaginally. Where we live, midwife’s […]

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Born Too Soon {A Story Of Loss and Life After Birthing Micro-Preemie Babies}

June 1, 2013

[Trigger warning: This post contains loss] A heartfelt thank you to Abby, for sharing your stories with us xxx In 2008 I was thrilled that after 3 years I was finally pregnant. My excitement grew when I had my first ultrasound and found out I had twins, although it was also tainted with fear. I […]

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A Journey to Conception {IVF, Twins, and a Naturally-Minded OB and Midwife Group}

June 1, 2013

When we decided to get married, we knew we wanted to wait a few years to begin having children.  Doug didn’t want to rush into things, and I wanted to accomplish a few goals and take time to enjoy life as a family of two. We traveled to Germany, I completed my Masters Degree in […]

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Infertility, Loss, Cesarean Birth, and PPD {A Mother’s Story of Two Births}

June 1, 2013

{Editor’s Note: This story comes to us from Rachel. This is the story of infertility, loss, and two Cesarean births – one which was not empowering, and a second that was positive and healing. This is also the story of two experiences with Postpartum Depression and the effects on bonding and motherhood.} My story starts […]

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A Letter To Our Child {An IVF Journey 2006 To 2013}

June 1, 2013

“We shared our trying to conceive journey through Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) at City IVF and love the team. And after 6 cycles, 5 stims, and a 10 week scare, our dream came true. We had spotting to full on bleeds and this little girl hung on tight to her Mum for which I will be forever grateful! I […]

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A Perfect Cesarean Section, Complete with Skin-to-Skin {A First For the Hospital}

May 22, 2013

From the outside, there is nothing special about my birthing story.  No unbelievable twists that surely haven’t happened to other women.  This is a special birthing story to me because it’s my birthing story.  Birth Without Fear has helped me realize my story is just as special as anyone else’s and I felt compelled to […]

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A Mother Fights Through PPD After Induction and Cesarean Birth

May 20, 2013

{Editors Note: This story comes to us from a strong young mother. When our births take a turn we did not expect, it can effect how we feel as mothers and women. Postpartum Depression is real. Mothers – you are not alone. Seek support and help in the best way possible to help you heal.} […]

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The Value of a ‘Failed’ VBAC {I Am Strong}

May 6, 2013

I am strong because I am the mother of 3 children who inspire me beyond words. I am strong because I will do anything for them. I am strong because I had and have a beautiful breastfeeding relationship with my little nursinglings. A time that I love and cherish and always will. I am strong […]

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