Unassisted Childbirth

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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Awesome Birth Announcement with Pictures!

July 15, 2011

We have almost 10,000 member in our Facebook BWF Community. I am emailed many birth announcements and they are all wonderful in their own way. I usually share them on our FB page. Today, I received this birth announcement from Melissa, along with 2 amazing pictures. So, of course, I just have to share (with […]

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An Accidental Unassisted VBAC!

May 19, 2011

This is shared by Jessica Young. The determination and faith she (and her husband and midwife) practiced during her pregnancy and long labor are very inspiring! Thank you for sharing mama. Mrs. BWF   Jeremiah’s birth story really starts with his big brother’s birth. Jonah’s birth was an absolutely unnecessary c-section. I had a wonderful […]

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My Fourth Baby, Second VBA2C and First Unassisted Birth

April 25, 2011

This is not my most recent birth. I am still processing and writing that one. This is my last birth. My fourth child, my second VBA2C and my first unassisted childbirth. Here is the birth story as I wrote it after that amazing, empowering and healing birth! Everyone has been asking for our birth story. […]

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An Open Discussion: Unassisted Childbirth

December 15, 2010

During the  comment discussions on Birth Without Fear’s blog post, A License to Rape, unassisted birth came up and a conversation started. I stopped the discussion for a few reasons. The most important being that it was taking away from the importance of the topic…birth rape. I want to offer a place for a respectable conversation […]

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A Fast, Unplanned Unassisted Birth!

November 10, 2010

I experienced three different days of prodromal labor throughout the month. On Sunday, September 26, 2010, I was awoken by a trickle feeling at about 5:30 am (I had been having a dream about water, too, ha!). I had thought that since I was already five cm dilated, that it might start with my water […]

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