Patiently Waiting in Labor & Using a Sling to Help Gravity {Birth After Loss}

January 10, 2013

I had the privilege of being at my best friend’s birth of her 5th child and the 2nd daughter she had hoped for. Her midwives were also my midwives and have become dear friends. It was amazing to be on the other side of labor with them as we supported my friend. Her midwives have […]

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From One Loss Mom to Another

December 28, 2012

By Liz Paparella Mama, You and I have never met, yet we share a bond stronger than most, the bond of grief. I delivered my perfect 8 pound baby girl three years ago. But, she did not cry. She never took a breath. She was supposed to breathe…. Maybe you are like me, or maybe […]

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – {More than Morning Sickness}

December 21, 2012

With the recent news that the beloved Duchess Kate was hospitalized recently in relation to HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum), I saw both an out pouring of love, and more often, ridicule. First – why on earth would we malign a soon-to-be mother for getting medical help? That in itself is mind boggling. Second – the absolute […]

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Special Moments Captured {Birth of a Rainbow Baby}

December 14, 2012

“I wanted to share some photographs from the last home birth I did with you and Birth Without Fear. This is the couple’s first live birth, they had a still birth just over a year and a half ago. This mommy went through 24 hours of labor, and then everything stopped for just over a […]

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After 14 Months of TTC {Trying To Conceive}…

December 11, 2012

“After 14 months of trying including one miscarriage, we have finally been blessed with our amazing little boy. Bretten Oliver Withey was born 10 days early (my water ruptured at 2am), on 12.5.12 at 2:41pm. He was  7lbs 12oz and 20.5 in long. His daddy arrived at the hospital after being out of state for […]

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Rainbow Baby After Loss of Twins…Special Moments Captured

December 5, 2012

Victoria with Canary Lane Photography recently photographed this birth of fellow birth photographer, Robin Baker. She has 3 boys and still-birthed twin boys last year. She gave birth to Hannah on the exact same day she lost the twins a year ago. Can not find the words, so here are the pictures…

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Baby Pees on Everyone Right After Born {Cesarean Birth of a Rainbow Baby}

November 8, 2012

Sent in by Jillian. She says, “This was the birth of my son, Avery Reed. He is my rainbow baby. I had  attempted a VBAC but decided to get a repeat c-section after a bad reaction to an epidural that left me weak and feeling pretty sick. It  was a difficult delivery, and a long […]

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Every Baby is Born {About Loss and What To Say and Do for a Loss Mom}

November 8, 2012

This is a guest blog post from Heidi with Stillbirthday. I can’t say enough kind things about this woman and the amazing support and healing that happens because of her mission. She has taught me many things, has helped a dear friend of mine grieve through a recent loss, and never gives up on anyone. […]

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Unassisted Birth of a Rainbow Baby

August 16, 2012

“These pictures were taken by my hubby literally about 2 or 3 minutes after birth. This is our 5th baby (all girls) and she’s a rainbow baby. We’ve experienced 4 losses over the years, with the last one being just 4 months before we got pregnant with Baby J. My last birth with baby #4 […]

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A Sacred Birth After Two Miscarriages

April 24, 2012

Noah was born on February 25, 2012 My husband and I started trying to conceive shortly after getting married. We tried for several years, to no avail. Being very health conscious and into natural healing modalities, we decided to address this challenge by improving our diets and lifestyles, and I started doing regular acupuncture and […]

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