Unassisted Childbirth

Selah’s Birth Story

December 20, 2016

Autumn shares with us the birth story of her fifth child. “Honey, we are pregnant!” And just like that, baby number five was on the way. Actually, it had taken over a year of trying after number four, but once that test showed positive, I was ecstatic. I’m sort of a pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding […]

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The Freebirth of Poppy

December 16, 2016

Kerry shares with us the incredible story of her daughter’s freebirth at home.  This was my first unassisted pregnancy and planned unassisted birth, after two beautiful midwife- assisted home births. At around 37 weeks I began experiencing intense exhaustion; I couldn’t rest enough. All I wanted to do was sleep, and I felt extremely fatigued. […]

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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 Ellis: A Planned Homebirth, Uplanned Unassisted

January 19, 2016

My son, Ellis, was born at home on the 6th of November, 2015 in our bathroom unassisted and perfectly peaceful in every way.  I had a very healthy pregnancy and worked hard to prepare my body for birth and labor. I envisioned our birth daily, seeing a dark, quiet house, with just my family around […]

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Unassisted Home Birth

January 12, 2016

I had a very eventful, and luckily smooth, second birth and thought I could share a little picture of it. I’ve never felt as empowered as I did in this moment. My second little love decided to come a week early and fast! We had decided to do a home birth, since our previous hospital […]

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Accidental Unassisted Birth, Down Syndrome, Mom Catches Baby Born En Caul

December 3, 2015

My pregnancy with Blake was discovered in October 2014; I had noticed clothes not fitting well for a while and was having to pull my t-shirts down when wearing Tyler on my back. I didn’t think much of it until one day I posted in a tandem nursing Facebook group, complaining profusely about how painful […]

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From the Grocery Story to Unassisted Home Birth in 15 Minutes

September 14, 2015

My daughter, Aisha Skye, was born on the 19th of February 2013 weighing in at 8 lbs 11 oz, after an unexpected homebirth. I had my first daughter, Avalon, two years previously at our local hospital. She was born naturally after a few complications and six hours of active labour and pushing. I was expecting a […]

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A Decision to Birth Unassisted

August 27, 2015

When I first planned my birth, I wanted an empowered homebirth. With my doula, my midwife, a student midwife, my birth photographer and my husband and children present. I wanted a party! I wanted a shot of jacks after birth to celebrate. (I know kinda crazy but I can dream, can’t I?) That all changed […]

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Unassisted Homebirth of a Baby Girl

October 31, 2014

Amanda Rogowski shares the story of her second daughter’s birth – a beautiful and empowering unassisted birth at home.  I decided to have an unassisted birth before I even had children. I have always believed in women’s abilities and intuition. I remember trying to tell my husband, Krzys, with our first pregnancy, and he thought […]

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