Educated & Empowered: A Home Water Birth

June 16, 2017

My birth story begins a few years before my son was even conceived! While my husband, Jeff, and I were dating we discussed children multiple times. We both knew that we wanted to have kids but I remember clearly telling him that I thought I wanted to adopt since my fear of childbirth was too […]

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Roaring for Aurora: A Hospital Birth Story

June 14, 2017

My entire pregnancy had been spent preparing my body and mind to bring a wonderful little girl into the world. Including the fact that as a first time mom, she would probably arrive later than her expected due date of April 10th! So in order to prepare for her arrival sometime in April I left […]

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Maternal Assisted Cesarean, Oxytocin, & 12 Year Old Catches Her Sibling

June 12, 2017

In case you missed our Birth Without Fear Instagram this past week… “IT’S A BOY!!!” Hands down the best reaction in 100+ births and 6 years of doing this!” @kerfoxphotos _ Did you wait to find out or did you need to know?! _ #birthwithoutfear #dontforgetdads #optionssupportrespect A post shared by birthwithoutfear (@birthwithoutfear) on Jun […]

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Find Your Village in Buffalo, NY on June 17th!

June 10, 2017

Next Saturday January Harshe will be in Buffalo, NY! This event was originally scheduled last December until a bad snow storm had other ideas. There are only a few tickets left for Buffalo, so grab one before they sell out!

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Prepared by Bradley Method: 3 Birth Stories in 1!

June 9, 2017

I have three beautiful children. All born very close together within the 5 years that my husband and I have been married. I jokingly call myself “Fertile Myrtle”. My husband is more of a natural/holistic person than I am and convinced me to go the natural way for our first pregnancy. We read a Bradley […]

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How Chiropractic Can Help With Your Pregnancy and Birth

June 8, 2017

Morning sickness. Vomiting. Nausea. Back pain. Pelvic pain. Shortness of breath. Hormones gone wild. High blood pressure. Swollen ankles. These symptoms are seen as normal during pregnancy, something you better get used to for the next 38-42 weeks. You wanted a baby, now deal with it. Right? Wrong. Sure these examples are common among pregnant […]

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Focusing Through the Ring of Fire: An Unmedicated, Natural Birth

June 7, 2017

My husband Chris and I made the decision on having a natural unmedicated birth after watching the documentary “Business of Being Born”. Being the planner that I am, we prepared for our estimated due date, September 21st, for months.  Chris and I were both very determined! Unquestionably, I knew I could do it, despite the doubting […]

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Two Mamas, Don’t Forget Dads, and Pooping Without Fear

June 6, 2017

In case you missed Birth Without Fear on Instagram this past week… What a gorgeous belly and henna! Did you do this? Tag #birthwithoutfear in your photos! _ Also, we recently opened a #findyourvillage in Calgary (sold out), Ottawa, Indianapolis, and Stillwater Oklahoma! This weekend is D.C. and New Jersey! All have limited space. ✨ […]

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Pulled Over by a Cop, the Panicky Security Guard, & a Speedy Birth

June 5, 2017

A contraction woke me up shortly before 1am. I had been waking up to painful contractions for weeks, but this one felt different – deeper and more intense. I tried to ignore it and had almost drifted back to sleep when the next one came, strong enough I decided I’d better start timing. They were […]

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