Inspiration

Battling Hyperemesis Gravidarum

December 15, 2016

We often share photos of women, moments after birth, with their eyes wide and full of excitement and joy as they process this new life that they have brought into the world. For nine months their bodies spent creating this miracle; then there is birth – and regardless of how a woman gives birth, there’s […]

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Dealing With Cesarean Scars

December 12, 2016

Rebecca shares a beautiful reflection on her c-section scarring. I don’t actively go out of my way to look at my scar. I don’t hide its existence, but I just don’t fuss over it either. It is there, under a little flap on my tummy, hiding until I straighten myself out to peer at it […]

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Surviving a Tubal Pregnancy: A Story of Hope

October 11, 2016

Disclaimer: A tubal/ectopic pregnancy carries serious risks. This is one woman’s experience and is a rare outcome. Nothing shared here replaces medical advice or reflects any other woman’s experiences or needs or outcomes. I wanted to be a mother from as far back as I can remember. But I suffered from an eating disorder and […]

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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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Emily’s Birth Story

March 8, 2016

Monday, the 15th of December, 2014 – my husband and I anxiously waited in the waiting room of the hospital for our midwife appointment. At this point, I was eight days late and we were a little anxious to meet our baby we’d waited nine long months for, anxious about the impending labor and delivery […]

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HBA3C with Inverted ‘T’ Scar

March 7, 2016

{Each woman, baby, and birth are different. Educate yourself, hire the right support, and do what is best for you and your baby. We share experiences and wisdom that is passed on from mother to mother. Please contact your care provider for questions or concerns regarding your pregnancy and birth.} “The knowledge of how to give […]

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Happy Hospital Birth

March 4, 2016

My name is Krista Parrilla and I am the mother of two beautiful babies. My birth story will, hopefully, bring positive light to hospital births. Although, my birth was not planned to be in a hospital, but at home, it turned out the way I planned. I knew my midwife personally. I was her son’s […]

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Arlo’s Birth Story

March 3, 2016

I was 38 weeks and 1 day, and it was it was 2:30am on the morning of my husband Jeremy’s birthday. I was trying to sleep when my cat, Sparky, crept up to me and purred as I patted her and she snuggled into my tummy. I adjusted my hips slightly and suddenly felt a […]

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“I Pooped My Baby Out on My Hands and Knees!” – My Birth Story Without Husband or Midwife

March 2, 2016

I wanted to share with you the birth story of my second child, my daughter, Elizabeth Rose. The support and strength that I’ve gained from following you through social media these last two years, as well as attending two BWF conferences, helped get me through this sweet baby’s birth without my husband or my midwife. […]

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