Loss

Healing Home Waterbirth After Traumatic Cesarean and Miscarriage

April 28, 2014

“This is the story of my Home VBAC Water Birth after a traumatic cesarean birth and a miscarriage. My story really begins with the birth of my first son. It is fairly lengthy, so I didn’t want to repeat the whole thing here. Some of what I will share will make more sense if you do […]

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Maternal Death and the United States {Birth Without Fear}

February 20, 2014

Maternal Death – the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. (WHO) This is a subject no one really […]

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I Am Strong {Kylee}

January 8, 2014

Trigger warning: contains loss I am strong because when I was 19 I had my daughter Madison Lee. Madison was delivered all natural on Dec 3, 2005 and screamed from the time she took her first breath until she was all tuckered out 4 hr later. I am strong because my second daughter Marrell Louis was […]

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A Midwife-Assisted Cesarean for Breech Rainbow Twins Complete with Skin to Skin

September 6, 2013

After a year of trying to conceive without success I saw a doctor and was diagnosed with PCOS. A year later I conceived with our first round of fertility injections and IUI. We were beyond excited…we ordered a crib the same day I got the call about my blood test! Sadly, I miscarried at 6 […]

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Baby Born Outside the Hospital ER Door {Rainbow Baby}

July 11, 2013

My birth story. Hi Girls….the dust has settled, I’m out of the newborn fog and am so excited to share my birth story with you all. Miss Elliette Mae dramatically entered the world at 10:37PM on 1/3/13. She weighed 8pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. The morning of the 3rd I woke up […]

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Homebirth of a Rainbow Baby

June 13, 2013

“My hope is that in sharing Jeremiah’s story, it will give someone hope or possibly inspire them to try whatever it is they want again. I hope that by sharing our struggle and joy, someone is inspired or given a little strength to try again.” – Ashley (previous Rainbow Baby story here: Letting Go of […]

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“Find a positive within this darkness.” | Infertility And Pregnancy

June 1, 2013

Thank you to Holly, for sharing your story and thoughts. When I was first asked to write this piece, initially I was overwhelmed… Despite being completely content with all of it in my head, how do I put the last decade of feeling and emotion into words coherent enough for people to read and make […]

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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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Testing, Testing, 1-2-3 {A Journey Through Infertility}

June 1, 2013

{Editors Note: This story comes to us from Erin, a doula whose story we reshared on the blog not long ago. Her story of being a doula with infertility can be read here. Here she has shared with us her journey through medical testing to get to the point where she and her husband are […]

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I Am Strong because {A story of multiple losses to get to the Rainbow}

June 1, 2013

I am strong because at 21 years old we found out I was pregnant with twin boys. It was only a year before that I lost a baby girl at 16 weeks. Not only was I high risk for having a blood clotting disorder my twin boys were identical and shared a placenta. I am […]

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