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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The Birth Story of Violet Marie – Part 2

August 8, 2016

*This is the second part of Violet Marie’s birth story. To read Part One, click here. The Birth! Neil came into the bathroom to check me at 3:00pm and sat beside me while I had five back to back contractions then transitioned and puked all over myself and lost my mucous plug. They got me […]

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The Birth Story of Violet Marie – Part 1

August 8, 2016

Brace yourself… It’s a long read! I hope you enjoy it, I share every detail I can recall of my labour and delivery from my own perspective Pregnancy I had a pretty unconventional pregnancy in the sense that I didn’t participate in any regular prenatal care. I didn’t have a doctor or obstetrician, I didn’t […]

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Blissful, Nearly Unattended Home Birth

August 4, 2016

I had been having false starts for about a week. Light contractions every night that went away when I slept, and didn’t start up again until the next night. Saturday I was 40 weeks 1 day. My midwife stripped my membranes after checking me to find I was 2 cm, long and thick, but somehow at […]

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The Making of a Confident Woman and Mother

August 3, 2016

All I wanted was to bring my first son into the world by a natural home birth. As the months turned into weeks, and then days, I was pumped. I was so sure I could do this. When the rubber met the road and those first hard contractions came, I got scared. I really didn’t […]

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I Have Never Had Such Respect For My Uterus

August 2, 2016

We decided to wait to find out the sex of our second baby, our first being a girl. I was due on the 17th of December and I had been having prodromal labor for a few days. This continued off and on until the night of the 19th when I once again started getting contractions. […]

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Breast is Normal, Fed is Best

August 1, 2016

I’m not censoring myself. When my oldest was a year old, a friend told me that my baby and I couldn’t be as bonded as her and her baby because we bottle fed and she breastfed. I wasn’t offended, I was confused. I had a very deep bond with my baby and was madly in […]

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