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My Belly, My Baby {Self Love}

October 9, 2014

This is a picture of my 15 month old and my belly. It has been well over a year, and I have slowly and peacefully accepted that my belly is going to be floppy and riddled with stretch marks for a very long time. She has helped me accept my body.  When she nurses, she […]

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My Healing Hospital VBAC

October 9, 2014

To tell Mel’s birth story, I have to say a few words about Katherine’s and Laeney’s birth stories. Laeney’s birth was a hospital induction. At my final ultrasound, my doctor told me my placenta was failing and she was losing weight in the womb. They told me she would only be 4 lbs and might […]

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Generations of Support {Birth Without Fear}

October 8, 2014

Three generations of women gathered around to welcome the fourth. A mother’s strength. Welcome to the world little lady. Family. Midwife is Michelle with Lavender Moon Midwifery  based out of San Diego, CA. You can follow Lavender Moon Midwifery on Facebook. Photography by Catie Stephens of Vuefinder Photography in San Diego, CA. You can follow them on Facebook here.

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Overcoming 9 Months with {Hyperemesis Gravidarum}

October 8, 2014

I am strong because I survived nine months with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which causes severe nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. I found out I was pregnant back in December of 2013. We were in the middle of moving into our new home, and I had the sudden urge to throw up my lunch. I brushed it off […]

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A Midwifery Student’s Birth Without Fear {With Pictures}

October 7, 2014

I got pregnant with my first son when I was just about 18. I really wanted to give birth at the out of hospital birth center that a lot of my friends were giving birth at, but my mom and other friends convinced me it was best to have my first at the hospital, in […]

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Loss, Rainbow Baby, Heart Surgery {I Am Strong}

October 7, 2014

I am strong… I am strong because when I was 30 years old my dream came true and I was finally pregnant. I am strong because three weeks later I suffered a miscarriage and was heartbroken. I am strong because even though I lost almost a year of my life grieving the loss of my […]

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An Unplanned Home Birth {Birth Without Fear}

October 7, 2014

My first two sons came quickly.  My first born in four hours and my second in two.  Both were easy, exciting and obviously fast! When I got pregnant with my third son, I figured his birth would be a fast blur in my mind but that I would at least have time to get to […]

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Triplets: Our Birth Story

October 6, 2014

{by Brittany Yankowski} Women don’t want vaginal births so they can receive an award, or a trophy, or acknowledgement. Women want vaginal births because their body was made to birth a baby. Or two. Or three. The first thing I said when we learned we were carrying not one, but three babies, was that I didn’t […]

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A Breastfeeding Mother’s Will Knows No Bounds {I Am Strong; Anxiety, SNS, Donor Milk}

October 3, 2014

I am strong because after 5 hours of intense labor I gave birth to my beautiful 7lb 13oz baby girl without any pain medication. My daughter had difficulty latching but was able to with a nipple shield. I am strong because I suffered from severe postpartum anxiety and didn’t feel connected to my daughter. I […]

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A Beautiful Cesarean Breech Birth in Pictures

October 3, 2014

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. “~Marie Curie     Photography by Apple Blossom Families based out of Vancouver, Canada. You can follow Apple Blossom Families on Facebook and Instagram.  

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