BWF Topics

A Difficult Birth {Painful, Unsupportive Midwives and a Retained Placenta}

January 19, 2014

At 41 weeks I went in for my checkup and to schedule to be induced, or so I thought. I was told to go home after sitting there for half an hour with a fetal heart monitor on because my baby was in a posterior position. This was the 3rd due date they had given […]

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The Nursing Babe

January 14, 2014

My daughter is currently 5 1/2 months old. I haven’t introduced solids on a regular basis yet, and really don’t plan to until after she is 6 months old. When I was pregnant my whole family was against breastfeeding. “How are going to feed her in public?”, “Breastfeeding will get old, you will never get […]

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A Natural Hospital Birth with an ObGyn and Doula

January 9, 2014

My second son, Gabriel Lee, was born on February 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm. Before I get into the details of how he came into the world it is helpful for me to recap the birth of my first son, Anderson Matthew, and review a little of what my pregnancy was like with Gabriel. Anderson […]

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I Am Strong {Kylee}

January 8, 2014

Trigger warning: contains loss I am strong because when I was 19 I had my daughter Madison Lee. Madison was delivered all natural on Dec 3, 2005 and screamed from the time she took her first breath until she was all tuckered out 4 hr later. I am strong because my second daughter Marrell Louis was […]

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This Is Birth

January 6, 2014

We have shared a series of ‘that moment of birth‘ before captured perfectly by Apple Blossom Families. Recently, this same photographer sent me a series of water birth photos that took our breath away. We are sharing here, as Facebook tends to remove these images from our Birth Without Fear Facebook page. Isn’t this amazing?! […]

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VBAC: What ACOG Really Says {Birth Without Fear}

January 2, 2014

VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. The term and action is wrought with political and emotional meaning in the birth world. Can  you have a VBAC? Does your doctor or hospital “allow” a VBAC? Under what conditions can you have a VBAC? Should it be called a TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean)? What sort […]

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The Birth of a Family {A Story of Foster Care Adoption}

December 30, 2013

My family story starts with a single mother of a sweet boy. When my son Zane was 14 months old I found myself suddenly parenting solo.  During that 3 year journey I never gave up hope that I would have a Godly husband for myself and a Godly father for Zane.  While feeling lonely and […]

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Quick Unassisted Home Birth

December 19, 2013

The day before Lucia arrived was such a wonderful and memorable day; I will begin her birth story there. Elsie and I went to a birthday party at the movie theatre that morning, which was much needed. I had been feeling like her and I needed to spend some time together, just the two of […]

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Hospital Birth turned Emergency C-Section

December 17, 2013

While my husband was away at basic training I was raising two sons, working and going to college full time. I had made the decision to not get an epidural with my third child due to the side effects I had the previous times. I was laboring from Friday to Monday. The hospital would not admit me […]

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