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A Restorative Water Birth

December 15, 2016

Blythe shares with us the story of the birth of her fifth child.  I had my fifth baby 16 months ago – I had an induced birth at 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I wanted so badly to have a water birth. I fell in love with birthing in water back in 2008 when […]

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My Final Birth Story

December 14, 2016

Jessica shares the story of her third son’s birth at home.  I wanted to write about the birth of Mattis, our third baby boy, but I quickly realized in order to get to the point of my husband and me deciding to have a home birth, it would take a little back ground info; well, […]

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Veda’s Birth Story

December 14, 2016

Liz shares the story of her third child’s birth at home.  Birth. There is so much packed into those five letters. Something that, no matter how hard you try, is so hard to give the words its beckons to describe it, because not one is the same. It is a cross between two literal worlds, […]

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Sojourn’s Birth Story

December 13, 2016

We thank Rachel for returning to the BWF blog and sharing her third birth story with us. Her first birth story is here, and her second is here. One month ago, I was laying in bed with a tight round drum of a belly, snuggling a sweet Sparrow and her far-flung limbs. I was 41 weeks […]

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Lane’s Birth Story

December 13, 2016

Abbie tells us about the birth of her son, Lane. I figured I needed to write this all down before I forget the good detailed bits about Lane’s birth. There was so much beauty in it. I have fallen in love with being a mother and even more so with the process of becoming one. […]

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Dealing With Cesarean Scars

December 12, 2016

Rebecca shares a beautiful reflection on her c-section scarring. I don’t actively go out of my way to look at my scar. I don’t hide its existence, but I just don’t fuss over it either. It is there, under a little flap on my tummy, hiding until I straighten myself out to peer at it […]

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Dorian’s Birth Story

December 12, 2016

Dominika shares the beautifully moving story of her son Dorian’s birth.  Dorian’s due date was on September 17th, so I decided to start my maternity leave a little earlier to give myself some downtime. My last day of work was on Friday, September 5th. Little did I know that Dorian would be taking his sweet […]

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My Birth Story: When Things Don’t Go As Planned

December 9, 2016

Kyla shares with us the moving story of her daughter’s birth. My due date came and went. For eight days I experienced periods of contractions, which varied in length and intensity. They got my hopes up. Every. Single. Time. I went through hours of what I thought was labor, each time believing this must be […]

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A Positive Emergency Induction Story

December 9, 2016

Natalie shares the story of her son’s induced birth. I’d been researching about babies and birth for as long as I can remember; so when my husband, Greg, and I found out we were pregnant, I was so excited to put what I had learned into practice. I hated reading stories about all the awful things that went […]

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