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VBAC Despite Thrombocytopenia: The Birth of Elodie

September 12, 2017

“Our pregnancy was pretty routine and easy like my first one but the whole time we questioned whether the thrombocytopenia would come back and what it would mean for my chances of a VBAC. Around my 30th week of pregnancy, we flew the long transatlantic flight back to America and settled into my in-laws’ house with our almost two year old to wait for baby girl’s arrival.”

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The Harshe Podcast – Episode #8: BeardBaby’s Birth & Closed For Business!

September 8, 2017

January and Brandon tell the birth story of baby #6 aka BeardBaby! They reveal how Brandon’s newly grown beard in 2014 magically led to another pregnancy, how January received prenatal care from both midwives and an OB/GYN, and how a newborn baby can temporarily cure the flu!

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The Harshe Podcast – Episode #7: Homeless and Pregnant

September 2, 2017

January Harshe’s birth story of baby #5! She and husband Brandon recount the multiple moves, financial hardships, and sheer stress surrounding The Bull’s pregnancy. Somehow they survived the stress of that time period and moved on, but at the time it didn’t feel like they would. Also, check out the Birth Hour podcast on Tuesday, September 5 to hear january’s first 4 birth stories!

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Beautiful Hospital Birth From a Mother’s Eyes

August 22, 2017

“The day finally arrived to go to our OB appointment and confirm that we are actually pregnant! Seeing that tiny little bean on the ultrasound broke me in the most beautiful way possible. I was carrying a tiny human!”

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The Best Father’s Day Gift We Could Have Asked For!

August 15, 2017

To tell you about the birth of my second child, I have to tell you about the birth of my first child. With my first pregnancy I had Gestational Diabetes, and Gestational Hypertension and due to mounting concerns from my midwives from my rising blood pressure and heart rate, I was induced at 39 weeks. […]

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5 Twin Birth Stories – Variations of Normal

July 7, 2017

A Birth Story of Twins {IVF} The first week was hospital bed rest and I begged to go home. Around then is when my husband was able to feel the boys kick, so it was then more early tracking to be told that the hospital doubted I would be carrying them past 22 weeks. Well, […]

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Motherhood Temper Tantrums

July 6, 2017

There are times in motherhood where you will simply lose your shit. I’m completely serious. If you haven’t yet, it is coming. If you have, then you know what I’m talking about. You’re exhausted, pulled in too many directions, and pushed too far. It usually builds up with lack of sleep, always being needed, life […]

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Oxytocin Vibes, Covered in Vernix, & Birthing Next to a Baby Deer

July 5, 2017

In case you missed the Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… Goodnight friends. 😴 “This is love. The most profound, squishy, sleepy love you’ve ever known… and it smells like heaven.” ❤️ @mamasolbirth _ #baby #newborn #birthwithoutfear #oxytocinvibes #postpartum #takebackpostpartum A post shared by Birth Without Fear™ (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun 24, 2017 at 7:33pm […]

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How a Loss Healed Me

July 3, 2017

This begins 12 years ago when I was 20. I was carrying a child I knew I couldn’t raise, so I opted for adoption. Her parents are fantastic people and we were lucky to have them in a position to come witness her birth. We thought H would be a boy, actually, but she surprised […]

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