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VBAC Birth Story

December 1, 2016

Here’s some background about my first labor/birth that ended in a Caesarean: I planned to deliver at the local birth center. At 41 weeks and 5 days we started induction, with a foley only. I dilated to 8cm before labor stalled. We transferred to the hospital with plans of doing a Pitocin induction, but that […]

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Full-Term Breastfeeding

December 1, 2016

I want to share a picture with you all. This was taken on August 19th, 2015 – the day Jack turned 5…the 5th anniversary of our breastfeeding journey. When he was born, I had educated myself a lot about breastfeeding and knew that I was going to do it—I was going to succeed—it was the […]

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Elena and Tobias Come Home: A Twin Birth Story

November 30, 2016

Jennifer McLennan shares with us the beautiful story of her twins’ birth in 2015.  As I sit down to finally write into words the story of my twins’ birth, I am watching them sleep in their bed from my desk. They are about to turn one. They are strong and healthy and not a day […]

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Caroline’s Birth Story

November 30, 2016

Jesse got home from work at around 5:15 p.m. I was feeling incredibly tired, so I asked if I could go lie down. He agreed to feed and get the girls to bed. I fell asleep at around 6 o’clock. I woke up at 10:30 feeling much better, and joined him in the living room. At about 10:45, I felt […]

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All’s Well That Ends Well: A Surprise Breech Birth

November 9, 2016

After a smooth and complication-free pregnancy, I expected my birth to be no different. I had chosen a free-standing birth center and a team of midwives for my care providers, took Bradley Method classes, and felt ready to have a pretty run of the mill, unmedicated, intervention-free birth. Little did we know what was in […]

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Whole and Both in the Same World

October 27, 2016

Mavis was born on a Sunday. It was her due date, so naturally, we weren’t expecting her to arrive that day. On Saturday, I cleaned all day. I went and bought a new book, expecting to go overdue. I made a beautiful home cooked meal and I snuggled my oldest at nap time. I think […]

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4 Practical Tips for Capturing the Essence of Your Birth Story

October 25, 2016

Giving birth in a few week’s time? You must be excited to see your little bundle of joy. Why not make the most out of your birthing experience by documenting it? You can preserve the best memories of your birth story with a photo book or a photo collage printed on photo paper, metal, canvas, […]

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Organic Baby Food 24

October 25, 2016

OrganicBabyFood24.com is one of the top vendors of authentic, organic baby formula across Europe. We obtain our formula from wholesalers that we have worked with since 2013. We deal directly with the wholesalers on a regular basis. As a result, we are immediately informed of any recalls or potential issues with the formula. Normally, all orders are […]

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Cesarean Scar is a Daily Reminder of Power…

October 21, 2016

When I took this picture I did not realize the impact it would have on me. It is worth so many words. I wanted to share it, then didn’t, then do again. After my first cesarean birth someone said to me, “You will never know what it’s like to give birth to a baby” because […]

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