I Am Strong

I Am Strong {Adri}

July 21, 2013

I am strong because I labored for 45 hours and pushed for 2.5 hours in the comfort of my own home with my husband and midwives, only to be transferred to the hospital because of a swollen cervix. I am strong because the doctors considered me a ‘trauma patient’ in need of a c-section, and […]

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I Will Birth My Baby {Out Of My Vagina!}

June 25, 2013

I am STRONG because I spent 9. 5 years since my first babies traumatic birth educating myself and becoming informed. 7. 5 years since my sons unnecessary, failed induction leading to my second cesarean, I learnt to trust my body. I am STRONG because I knew I wanted a VBA2C, I also wanted a Homebirth […]

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{BWF Self Love Project}

June 3, 2013

I decided to start a project. Something similar to our {I Am Strong} posts that we share on the blog and Facebook. What’s fun about this is it will be specifically for our Instagram. {BWF Self Love Project} We are encouraging mothers to take a step back, stop that negative self talk, and love who […]

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Born Too Soon {A Story Of Loss and Life After Birthing Micro-Preemie Babies}

June 1, 2013

[Trigger warning: This post contains loss] A heartfelt thank you to Abby, for sharing your stories with us xxx In 2008 I was thrilled that after 3 years I was finally pregnant. My excitement grew when I had my first ultrasound and found out I had twins, although it was also tainted with fear. I […]

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I Am Strong because {A story of multiple losses to get to the Rainbow}

June 1, 2013

I am strong because at 21 years old we found out I was pregnant with twin boys. It was only a year before that I lost a baby girl at 16 weeks. Not only was I high risk for having a blood clotting disorder my twin boys were identical and shared a placenta. I am […]

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{I am strong} and this is why…

May 27, 2013

I am strong because my son was born at 39wks 5days & everything seemed normal. I am strong because I spent my first week home on bed rest. I am strong because my 2nd & 3rd week home I had bronchitis, laryngitis & a bladder infection. I’m strong because at his one month check up […]

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{I Am Strong} Birthing a Posterior Baby with a Nuchal Hand

May 22, 2013

I am strong because I listened to my gut. Doctors told me that I couldn’t deliver a breech baby and that I had to have an epidural and induction or c-section. I was only 35 weeks pregnant and I refused to believe that the doctor had what was in the best interest for my sweet […]

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Refuse to Abort, Surgery, NICU, Miracles {I Am Strong}

May 6, 2013

I am strong because I got pregnant at 19 years old. I am strong because I finished college. I am strong because at 16 weeks pregnant we found out we were having a boy. I am strong because at 18 weeks pregnant they told me our son wouldn’t survive and to just abort him. I […]

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The Value of a ‘Failed’ VBAC {I Am Strong}

May 6, 2013

I am strong because I am the mother of 3 children who inspire me beyond words. I am strong because I will do anything for them. I am strong because I had and have a beautiful breastfeeding relationship with my little nursinglings. A time that I love and cherish and always will. I am strong […]

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I Am Strong {Lampra}

May 3, 2013

People say I’m strong because when I was 6 weeks pregnant I left an abusive marriage because I couldn’t take the mental, verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse my husband had been doing to me and didn’t want my son to be raised in that environment. People say I’m strong because during my pregnancy […]

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