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Premature Birth at 32 Weeks {A Healthy Baby Boy!}

March 11, 2014

Janita shares this inspiring story of her son’s premature birth at 32 weeks – and her commitment to breastfeeding. “On the morning of the 22nd April at 6.30am, at exactly 32 weeks pregnant, our adventure started. I was woken by a distinct ”pop” sensation and a small amount of liquid. Since I was still half […]

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A Cesarean for Breech Baby, Jaundice and PND

March 11, 2014

At our 19 week scan, the sonographer found that our son, J’s, nuchal fold was more prominent than it should be. She also found the left brain ventricle to be larger than the other. These, we discovered, were soft markers for some chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, and it may have indicated J having […]

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Natural Hospital Birth {Support is Essential}

March 11, 2014

OK, I have to be honest.  Writing this is hard for me.  For some reason, I don’t want to write it.  Like I’m dreading it?  I think there are just too many things about it to write down so I know it’ll take me forever…?  I have no idea.  But here’s my attempt.  I definitely […]

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Giving Birth is a Journey

March 11, 2014

Three years ago I had my first baby girl naturally at 35 weeks pregnant, she was breech a week before but due to a small car accident the shock turned her, she was not harmed and neither was I, but apparently she couldn’t wait any longer. During delivery I suffered a 3rd degree tear that […]

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In Pursuit of Perfection

March 6, 2014

Let me start this post by saying, “I’m a perfectionist.” Yep. I’m a perfectionist, always have been. And I am about to admit to you that I AM NOT PERFECT. I’m learning to live with it. Society in general is pretty obsessed with perfection. We want perfect bodies, perfect jobs, perfect houses, perfect lives. Messy […]

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Birth Rights, Hyperemesis Gravidarum and More. {Guest Post by Jess Kroger}

March 4, 2014

When you think of birth (in most cases, especially first time moms) the first thing that comes to mind isn’t that you have options – it’s that you’ll do what the doctor says to do and when they say to do it because they know best. For most women, this is fine, but then you […]

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I Am Strong {Because We Have Each Other}

March 3, 2014

I am strong because the day I unexpectedly found out I was pregnant I dropped all of my anxiety medicine cold turkey, even though the doctor was against it. I am strong because I started pouring blood at 18 weeks and thought I lost my baby. I am strong because I was sent to a […]

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Great Images From {Crowned Photography}

February 25, 2014

First time momma, roared her surprise baby girl earth side with an INCREDIBLE supportive hubby, at our local Denver birth center, Mountain Midwifery. My caption for the cord shot was “Good to the last drop. :)” Enjoy! {Photo Credit to: https://www.facebook.com/CrownedBirthPhotography}

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A {Military Wife and Doula} Homebirth

February 24, 2014

Stella’s birth story really starts 16 months prior, at the birth of her next oldest sister. I planned a homebirth, but needed to transfer late in active labor to the military hospital due to bleeding a little more than my midwife was comfortable with. A short 30 minutes after we walked into the hospital, Lucy […]

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I am Strong {28 Weeks}

February 22, 2014

I am strong because I wasn’t afraid to get pregnant, even though I have Type 1 Diabetes. I am strong because I have never been healthier than when I was pregnant. I am strong because I advocated for myself when the nurses said my blood pressure was nothing to worry about. I am strong because […]

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