Unassisted Childbirth

‘More Faith, Less Fear': An Unassisted HBAC

February 23, 2013

Lisa M. shares the story of her daughter Freya’s free birth. “This is a story of a beautiful birth – the birth of my gorgeous daughter Freya. Her birth had been planned for a long time… Pretty much since the day her older brother and I left the hospital after his very traumatic VBAC (vaginal […]

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The Moment {Planned HBA2C, Unplanned Unassisted}

February 21, 2013

You posted a photo of “the moment” and it reminded me so much of my own. Especially because that moment is something I had waited for through 2 attempted vaginal births that turned into c-sections… I was told I was broken. I was told it would never happen and I couldn’t try. I KNEW BETTER! […]

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The Birth Story of Finley Nathaniel {Planned Homebirth, Unplanned Unassisted}

February 13, 2013

I never imagined I would have an unbelievable birth story to share. I prayed for an easy, fast birth – who doesn’t! – but didn’t really think it was something my body could do. On Wednesday January 16th, I began feeling different enough to tell Michael that a baby would be here by Friday. Nothing […]

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Midwife’s Own Planned Unassisted Homebirth!

February 7, 2013

I believe that every pregnancy and birth teaches us something as women that transforms us into the mothers that our children need us to be. My entire experience of “Sunshine’s” pregnancy and birth was one of learning to trust in my body, my instincts, and my relationship with my husband. My hubby (B) and I […]

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Oops…A Fast and Unplanned Unassisted Birth of 2nd Child

December 1, 2012

The birth of my daughter started at 11 am on a Monday morning. I was laying in bed as my 18 month old son played on the floor next to me. When I got out of bed I noticed that my water had broken. In my excitement I had asked my husband to hurry home. With my […]

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I Have Socks On! {An Unplanned Unassisted Birth}

November 30, 2012

Amos’s Birth Story My due date with our second child was April 24.  I was hoping to get pretty close or past that date, and was especially hoping to still be pregnant by April 21, which was “Mom’s Night” at my daughter Lillian’s preschool, where all the moms come to see activities and special songs […]

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Firefighter Dad Catches His Baby {After Fast Labor}

November 26, 2012

“This is a picture my sister captured as my husband, a firefighter/EMT, caught our second born. We had a planned home birth, but the midwives didnt make it in time. Labor was 45 mins. I felt so supported having my husband deliver our son- would do it exactly the same all over again!” ~Danielle

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Accidental UC {Unassisted Childbirth} of Moses

November 16, 2012

This pregnancy was much different from the previous ones from the start. I had a feeling from the very beginning that this baby would come very fast. One night I was talking with John and told him my concerns that we would be delivering on the side of the highway and I couldn’t shake the […]

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Fast and Calm UC {Unassisted Childbirth} Water Birth

November 12, 2012

The morning of Monday, January 23rd (when I was 40 weeks, 5 days), I sent my mom and sister a text that read, “Who wants to distract me today?” to which my sister promptly responded and said that she and her girls would come over to play. I was relieved to have visitors, a bit […]

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Planned Birth Center Birth {Becomes} Unassisted Birth in a Van

November 9, 2012

On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 I woke up with contractions and I was not able to sleep through them any more. It is 6:45 am. I kept thinking it’s just my body faking me out as usual. So I ignored the contractions for awhile. Robert gets up and makes breakfast. I was too nervous to […]

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