Unassisted Childbirth

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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An Unplanned Home Birth {Birth Without Fear}

October 7, 2014

My first two sons came quickly.  My first born in four hours and my second in two.  Both were easy, exciting and obviously fast! When I got pregnant with my third son, I figured his birth would be a fast blur in my mind but that I would at least have time to get to […]

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Unintended Unassisted and Completely Peaceful

April 7, 2014

Veronika shares this story of her unintended unassisted home birth… and what it was like to nurse her toddler during early labour. “My darling Penelope Green, this is the story of your birth… It was a hot day on July 19th, I was 41 weeks and four days pregnant with you. I had been having […]

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Prepping for Your Home Birth Without Fear {The Ultimate List}

January 28, 2014

One of the most common questions about homebirth from those considering it is, “What do you need?” While the list of supplies varies from midwife to midwife, there are some basic things that almost everyone is going to need to gather in preparation for the birth. There will also be things you will (probably) want […]

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