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Plus Sized Unassisted Home Water Birth

June 25, 2013

The last weeks of my pregnancy were kind of crazy.  After a perfectly happy and uneventful pregnancy it majorly sucked to have to spend the last weeks trying to arrange a care provider after my midwife DROPPED ME for refusing an ultrasound to “check for IUGR” when there was no reason to suspect that the […]

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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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Breastfeeding Through Hydrocephalus and Cleft Palate {A Mother’s Devotion}

June 16, 2013

Christine Curry of Storyteller Photography writes: “This is Ellie. She was born with hydrocephalus, a cleft palate and a myriad of other issues. Because of her condition, she was never able to naturally breast feed. But that didn’t stop Ellie’s mom, who wanted to give her all she could. You see, Teresa pumped her breast milk […]

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Staying Ahead of the Mess {Challenges of Motherhood}

June 16, 2013

Let me start with a big fat disclaimer. I am not a perfect housewife. Pretty far from it actually! But, as time goes on (7 years cohabitation, almost 5 years of marriage, 2 years as a mom) I am finding what helps me keep a “groove” so that the housework does not drown me. Because […]

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“Why not formula?” | Choosing Donor Breast Milk Over Artificial Milk

June 6, 2013

Having a premature baby I anticipated there could be some challenges as we began our breastfeeding journey, however nothing quite prepared me for the challenges we would face. Jett was born at 25 weeks and in the early weeks of his life he had multiple bowel perforations which can be common in premature babies. He […]

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If Only I Had Known {Momma Tips}

June 6, 2013

A small trip with two kids will take no less than an hour and a half Doing your daughters hair will usually put you both in tears. Having a good cry, is almost freeing. Its okay, go ahead. One day your son will ask you if there is a bone in his penis. (Seriously, not […]

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Alternative Methods of Checking Dilation {The Purple Line and More}

June 6, 2013

Through several years of being a part of the birth world I have noticed a trend. Dilation is *the* birth topic. No matter how a mother plans to birth, when the time draws near, dilation is the one thing on her mind. Why? Cervical dilation tells us one thing and one thing only – where […]

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Mental Illness and Pregnancy

June 4, 2013

“I’ve debated telling this story. I’m afraid of being judged and perhaps even… yelled at.  But my story is just as important as yours. My story is the one that no one talks about. My story is about being pregnant with a mental illness.” -B  My story starts a good 10 years ago, when I […]

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I Was A Teen Mom

June 4, 2013

Hi, my name is Christina, and I was a teen mom. I was the least likely person to become a teen mom. I wasn’t a trouble maker; I made good grades; and, I had the same boyfriend for two years. Yet, when I was 17 years old, I found out I was pregnant. The way […]

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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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