Unassisted Childbirth

Planned Home Birth Gone Unassisted

June 19, 2012

Early labor started around 8:30 AM, Tuesday, May 10th, 2011. Contractions were anywhere from 6-10 minutes, nothing unmanageable. This continued for an entire 24 hours into Wednesday, the 11th. Thankfully, I was able to sleep during the night through the contractions. I was going to really need this rest for later! It was getting pretty […]

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An Unintended Unassisted Birth

June 15, 2012

My daughter was my second baby, an easy hospital birth after an unnecessary prostaglandin induction at 38 weeks. My first was similarly induced at 29 weeks after we found out that he’d be stillborn. My hospital births weren’t bad or traumatic experiences, but there was something lacking – it wasn’t my space, I didn’t feel […]

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A Simple Unassisted Water Birth of an 11 Pound Baby!

April 26, 2012

*We are not recommending to freebirth a large baby at home. If you choose to have an unassisted birth, be prepared and have back up plans. Unassisted birth can be wonderful, but is not  for everyone.* Location: Home, Unmedicated, Water, Unassisted Date: 8/6/2011 Child’s Name: Declan Liam Wark APGAR 1: 8 APGAR 2: 9 Length: 22″ […]

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Pictures: Footling Breech Baby Born Into Dad’s Hands

January 31, 2012

*It is not advised to freebirth a breech baby at home. If you choose to have an unassisted birth, be prepared and have back up plans. Unassisted birth is not for everyone.* I have 5 kids, but these are pictures of Cricket, my 4th natural birth, my 2nd UC.  Enjoy!~Laura *These pictures and this couple’s […]

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Unassisted Home Water Birth Video

January 13, 2012

*It is not advised to freebirth at home. If you choose to have an unassisted birth, be prepared and have back up plans. Unassisted birth can be wonderful, but is not a safe option for everyone. ~Mrs. BWF This video is incredible and I’ll tell you why. I could absolutely relate to the raw intensity […]

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An Unassisted, Lotus Birth Surrounded by Family Only

December 21, 2011

*It is not advised to freebirth at home. If you choose to have an unassisted birth, be prepared and have back up plans. Unassisted birth can be wonderful, but is not a safe option for everyone. ~Mrs. BWF The River She Is Flowing by Kathryn with The Mother magazine. The birth story of our sixth […]

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Normalizing Birth One Baby At a Time: An Unassisted Birth Story

October 17, 2011

Jackson Timothy Lee Born October 11th at 11:30pm. 7lbs, 20 inches Our second unassisted birth was nothing like our first, but was wonderful just the same. The first was my husband and I, candle-light, music, thunderstorm and then Jasmine; all beautiful and perfect. Now, five years later (literally the same due date) I wanted to […]

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Preparing for Unassisted Childbirth

October 13, 2011

I’m going to start this post off with saying that I do not tell women to birth unassisted. I do not ‘promote it’ or recommend it as it’s not for most women. It is a very personal decision and one both mother and father need to educate themselves on, be united on and take responsibility […]

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Emergency C-Sections, Incubators, & Hospital Protocol: Men Experience Birth Trauma, Too

August 28, 2011

Birth trauma is very real and probably much more frequent than women in our society realize. But birth trauma is not exclusive to the moms and babies. We dads experience birth trauma, too, but in a very different, very mentally draining way. Postpartum Depression for Men? I am very involved in my family and find […]

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Baby Loss: Unassisted, Midwife Assisted and in Hospital Births

August 11, 2011

Editor’s note: This is a blog post I wrote on April 16th, 2009 while nearing the end of my pregnancy.  Also, I was recently emailed this website from a BWF Mama. She wanted me to share it with those who are or have suffered a loss. Baby Dies in Unassisted Home Birth When I first […]

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