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Surprise! It’s Twins!

December 7, 2016

Lindi shares with us the story of the birth of her twins. Surprise! It’s twins. With my first child I was pushed into an induction. First child; I had no idea. I’m a go-with-the-flow gal when it comes to labor. I was told my baby was very big and if I waited I might not […]

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A VBAC Story

December 6, 2016

Rita shares the story of her daughter’s birth – a healing VBAC. My first baby was born via cesarean section. Like many women, I never imagined that I would need a C-section; I never thought that would happen to me. Imagine my surprise when after 24 hours of labor, my midwife announced to me that […]

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Unplanned Home Birth

December 6, 2016

Hi all! Our little guy’s due date was January 20th, 2016. Being first-time parents, my husband and I were SO anxious to meet our son. I had a great pregnancy throughout, and continued to do CrossFit up until I was about 9 months along. I knew that I wanted a natural birth, and was determined to […]

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Medication-Free Hospital VBAC

December 5, 2016

Olivia shares her son Ethan’s birth story ­­– her own triumphant VBAC. My daughter was born in 2008 via unnecessary cesarean at 40w4d; I never went into labor. I had a very hard time recovering physically and emotionally. I had a hard time bonding with her, and felt guilty for this reason. In the state […]

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Unexpected Home Delivery

December 5, 2016

Maria tells the touching story of her daughter’s birth.  On June 1st at around 7:30 a.m., the day my daughter was born I woke up with cramps and the need to use the bathroom a lot (I thought the spicy chips from the night before had something to do with it since I couldn’t tolerate […]

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The Birth of Robinson Blake Sylvester: Part II

December 2, 2016

Kara shares with us the powerful story of her son’s birth. Read Part I here.  At around 7:15 a.m., I decided it was time to get in the birth tub. I ripped off my skirt and hopped in. The water was so warm. I felt my tense legs relax a bit. I had another contraction, and […]

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The Birth of Robinson Blake Sylvester: Part I

December 2, 2016

Kara shares with us the powerful story of her son’s birth. In October 2015, we found out we were expecting our fourth little miracle. It was a definite surprise to us, coming sooner than we had planned. There was no trying, or medications, or hoping month after month like the last time. It was definitely not […]

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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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