Unassisted Childbirth

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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A Story of Patience; 20 Years of Waiting, 44 weeks Gestation, an Unassisted Birth!

October 29, 2012

After three horrendous inductions that took three days apiece, I decided that this time it was going to be different, that my son (after five girls and 20 years of trying), as my last child, HAD to have a gentle birth and I NEEDED a positive birth experience. I got researching, spending hours and hours trawling the internet, […]

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Unassisted Birth of a Rainbow Baby

August 16, 2012

“These pictures were taken by my hubby literally about 2 or 3 minutes after birth. This is our 5th baby (all girls) and she’s a rainbow baby. We’ve experienced 4 losses over the years, with the last one being just 4 months before we got pregnant with Baby J. My last birth with baby #4 […]

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Water Birth, Crowning, Mom Catches, Vernix and More!

July 31, 2012

The Birth of Lewis sent in by Lola. Photography by Marissa Froese. Do not copy or use without permission. I suppose I should write it all down before it turns into that beautiful hazy oxytocin laced memory that may or may not be accurate at all.  To be honest, I don’t even know if I […]

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First a Hospital Breech Birth and then an Unplanned Unassisted Birth Story

July 27, 2012

Hospital Breech Birth My first pregnancy left me somewhat jaded and mistrusting of doctors and hospitals.  My baby was breech.  He had been breech since the 12 week ultrasound and had stayed that way since.  I tried inversions, hot and cold packs, music on my lower abdomen and even handstands to get baby to flip.  […]

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Two Hour Accidental Unassisted Homebirth

July 5, 2012

The birth story is a little unconventional, but it was an unconventional birth! *Note: I had been having contractions since 32 weeks. At 38 weeks, my midwife did a vaginal exam at my request, and found my cervix was low, soft, and anterior, and baby’s head was engaged at 0 to -1 station. I was […]

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