BWF Topics

PPD, PTSD and Antenatal Depression: Nutrition and Research…What Helps?

June 22, 2017

Postpartum depression, antenatal depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder related to birth are multi-faceted, complicated illnesses that can be caused by a number of different things.  While some experts propose that these things have physical causes, others report psychological factors as the main cause.  And others, like myself (although I would not consider myself an expert), […]

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I Am Wholly Here: The Healing Water Birth of Finn

June 21, 2017

There was a moment, just before Ellie reached a gloved hand inside of me, that I wondered if I was cheating. If my body was incapable of truly beginning labor on its own. 6 centimeters dilated, completely effaced, 42 weeks with him in my womb. I ached to feel the natural progression of things – […]

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Tree of Life, Vernix, and a Bubble of Support

June 20, 2017

In case you missed Birth Without Fear on Instagram this past week… Sweet squishy babe. ❤ Oh those lips and little fingers and vernix. The most amazing gift you’ll ever hold. 📷:@ashleymarstonphotography #skintoskin #justborn #birthwithoutfear #optionssupportrespect A post shared by birthwithoutfear (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun 12, 2017 at 9:08pm PDT Tree of Life. 🌳 The placenta […]

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Barely at the Birth Center! A Fast & Easy Birth

June 19, 2017

The birth of my first child Adelyn Perry was one of the greatest life changing, and empowering experiences that I have been a part of. It has put me in a place of awe and trust in the way God has beautifully designed a woman’s body. Probably like most new moms I was fairly naive […]

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Educated & Empowered: A Home Water Birth

June 16, 2017

My birth story begins a few years before my son was even conceived! While my husband, Jeff, and I were dating we discussed children multiple times. We both knew that we wanted to have kids but I remember clearly telling him that I thought I wanted to adopt since my fear of childbirth was too […]

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Roaring for Aurora: A Hospital Birth Story

June 14, 2017

My entire pregnancy had been spent preparing my body and mind to bring a wonderful little girl into the world. Including the fact that as a first time mom, she would probably arrive later than her expected due date of April 10th! So in order to prepare for her arrival sometime in April I left […]

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Maternal Assisted Cesarean, Oxytocin, & 12 Year Old Catches Her Sibling

June 12, 2017

In case you missed our Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… “IT’S A BOY!!!” Hands down the best reaction in 100+ births and 6 years of doing this!” @kerfoxphotos _ Did you wait to find out or did you need to know?! _ #birthwithoutfear #dontforgetdads #optionssupportrespect A post shared by birthwithoutfear (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun […]

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Prepared by Bradley Method: 3 Birth Stories in 1!

June 9, 2017

I have three beautiful children. All born very close together within the 5 years that my husband and I have been married. I jokingly call myself “Fertile Myrtle”. My husband is more of a natural/holistic person than I am and convinced me to go the natural way for our first pregnancy. We read a Bradley […]

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How Chiropractic Can Help With Your Pregnancy and Birth

June 8, 2017

Morning sickness. Vomiting. Nausea. Back pain. Pelvic pain. Shortness of breath. Hormones gone wild. High blood pressure. Swollen ankles. These symptoms are seen as normal during pregnancy, something you better get used to for the next 38-42 weeks. You wanted a baby, now deal with it. Right? Wrong. Sure these examples are common among pregnant […]

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