Unassisted Childbirth

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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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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