The Tree of Life aka the Naked Placenta

August 22, 2016

I was once banned from posting on the Birth Without Fear Facebook page and personally on Facebook for the placenta picture below. I was also warned that next time, pages and profiles might be deleted. There is nothing stating in any Facebook policies that organs are violating any rules. We all know there are many obscene pictures that do violate policies […]

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33 Comments to Never Make to a Pregnant Woman

August 19, 2016

After recently reposting 10 Stupid Things You Never Want to Say to a Pregnant Mama on Facebook, we received a flood of comments of more stupid things you never want to say to a pregnant mama. If you are pregnant, pass this on to all the non-pregnant people in your life. It just might save their […]

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Riding the Waves – The Birth Story of Hailey Faith Part 2

August 17, 2016

To read Part One of Hailey Faith’s birth story, click here.  All of the sudden my body began pushing and I could hear myself sounding much more deep and guttural than before, almost angry. I remarked to the room that it felt like throwing up and it was the weirdest sensation ever. It’s so odd […]

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Riding the Waves – The Birth Story of Hailey Faith Part 1

August 16, 2016

*It will be helpful to know that Amelia was born via unplanned c-section 22 months before I had Hailey. Amelia’s birth was traumatic to me for many reasons including copious unnecessary medical interventions and complications with anesthesia during my surgery. Hailey’s birth was a planned VBAC, vaginal birth after c-section. I woke up at 3:30am, […]

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A Blood Clot, Zika, and High Risk Natural Hospital Birth

August 15, 2016

Three years ago I was traumatized during my son’s birth and it took me a long time to be ready for another baby. When we found out we were pregnant again we were excited and ready to give natural birth another shot. When I was 21 weeks pregnant we moved to Tonga (in the South […]

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Pushing Past Pubis Symphysis for a Natural Hospital Birth

August 12, 2016

I was dreaming that my water broke, with this odd sensation of fluid flowing from me, then I woke and it took me a second to realize I wasn’t dreaming at all, my water had actually broke! It was 4:30am January 21, 2016, exactly one week before baby’s due date. I was very thankful I […]

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From Niggling Pains to Quick Water Birth at the Hospital!

August 11, 2016

I’ve always wanted a water birth, so I arranged to speak to my midwife about my birthing plan. The day I had my midwife appointment I started contracting (niggling pains) at 6am. I was really worried that I wouldn’t get my perfect delivery. After a couple of hours thinking about if I should go or […]

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These Two Beings of My Being

August 10, 2016

The day was July 6th, 2016. The day before I was in the delivery triage because of a blood pressure spike. Yet, there I was again except and this time my husband was in tow. They strapped me up to the monitor and the echo of two little heart beats were heard in our tiny section of […]

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From Panic to Joy – Unassisted Birth in the Car!

August 9, 2016

Let me start by saying I have planned an all natural childbirth (no pain medications) from the beginning, and lied to anyone who asked if I was planning all natural. We hired a doula around 16 weeks pregnant and sat in several hours of childbirth classes. We felt prepared. On Thursday, June 9th, we (David and I) […]

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