Preparing for PostPartum {BabyList and BWF Giveaway}

February 24, 2015

BabyList has taken baby registry to a whole other level. Instead of being confined to one store, you can make custom registries and add items from multiple places. Being my sixth baby, I was more focused on the postpartum period (also referred to as the 4th trimester). I’m very glad I did as I had an unplanned […]

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The Empowering Homebirth of my Second Child

February 20, 2015

My sweet son was born into the water at our home on August 12th, 2014 at 3:10pm. I knew I wanted to have a homebirth with my second before we even got pregnant. My daughter Coralie, who is 23 months older than her brother, was born vaginally in the hospital with an epidural (and then […]

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Natural VBAC Without Fear

February 19, 2015

Erin Murray tells the story of how she conquered childbirth through a life-changing natural VBAC delivery. My first pregnancy was uneventful and very “by the book.” My weight skyrocketed, but whose doesn’t? I got to 40 weeks on the dot, and my midwife started talking about induction, non-stress tests, and a host of other scary […]

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Chaos. Life. Birth. {A Pretty Pushers Mama}

February 17, 2015

Ever had your house robbed, car stolen, an emergency c-section, an emergency scar eruption, and a move to New York City within a matter of days? This is the story of our dear friend, Lisa Berger, President of Cranial Cradle. She wrote it as she re-lived it. She comes out feeling nothing but gratitude. You are one […]

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Cesarean Without Fear {Beard Baby}

February 5, 2015

Many of you know our sweet #beardbaby was born Sunday. This is our sixth baby. Our first two births were cesareans and our following three were VBA2Cs (hospital and home). Most our babies were born between 42 1/2-43 1/2 weeks. I preach constantly to follow our intuition. I did this whole pregnancy, just like I did with […]

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Natural Breech Birth at Home

December 31, 2014

Jessica Winquist shares the story of her daughter’s breech birth – a beautiful, natural birth at home.  At my 32-week check, my midwife, Sarah*, found the Cub (our nickname for the baby-to-be) to be breech. We were planning a home birth in New York City, and New York State home birth regulations prohibit breech home […]

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A Story Of Empowered Birthing

December 18, 2014

I have been following January and BWF for a few months now. Your Blog and Facebook page really helped me through the last part of my second pregnancy. I was diagnosed with GD and had to deal with switching insurance at 36 weeks to a non-supportive insurance. The second half of my second pregnancy was […]

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Birth Without Fear’s ‘Why’…

December 16, 2014

I received this email this week and took the time to slowly read it. To take it in. It’s these moments, experiences, and testimonies from all of you that keep me going. {January} *** Dear Birth Without Fear, I know you probably get a LOT of emails/messages/comments so I hope this finds you well! I have […]

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Our Story {Cleft Palate & Hypoplasia}

December 13, 2014

Before my husband and I had even started trying to get pregnant, I assumed I had it all figured out. I’d have a home birth. I’d breastfeed. And we’d have a perfect beginning bringing our perfect little baby into the world. You know what they say about assuming… My pregnancy was pretty much picture-perfect. It […]

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Our Twin Miracles

December 13, 2014

My husband and I got pregnant right after we were married. I was told I would probably have a hard time conceiving because of ovarian problems so we decided to start early. I guess I didn’t have any problems after all. A couple weeks after we found out I was pregnant my husband left for […]

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