Birthing Hope

February 18, 2016

This is the story of the second time I gave birth; the first time I gave birth naturally. Looking back, I don’t know whether to describe my labor as long or short. Hope Noel was born early on Sunday morning, December 16, 2012. I started having contractions the Wednesday evening before. They were fairly regular […]

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I’m Not Sorry

February 17, 2016

This week, the twins turn three months old. It’s crazy…time has truly flown by! We are amazed every day at their progress, thankful for their sleeping habit improvements, and amazed that these little miracles are ours. But, during these three months, there’s been something I’ve been debating sharing, unsure of how to put it out […]

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A Natural Hospital Birth, A Peaceful Miscarriage at Home, and A Future Homebirth Coming Soon

February 16, 2016

It has been three years since I had my son in a natural, med-free hospital birth. It was 27 hours of total labor. Contractions were every three minutes (lasting a minute long) from the get go, so I got no rest once they started at two o’clock in the morning! I went to the hospital […]

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The Story of Baby J

February 15, 2016

When I had my daughter in June of 2014, I thought it was silly to make a plan for birth. I knew it wouldn’t go my way, anyway! So I went into labor with only one request: an epidural. When I went from four to ten centimeters in 25 minutes they told me that my […]

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All On My Own: An Accidental, Unassisted Home Birth

February 12, 2016

A little background about my previous births: In January of 2011, we welcomed our first born son Earth-side in the water at Family Beginnings Birthing Center (Miami Valley Hospital). I labored overnight at home and arrived at the hospital not long before he was born. Trying to recall from almost five years ago, we got […]

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Henry’s Incredible Birth: Written by Dad

February 11, 2016

It was Sunday the 1st of February, 2015, and the weathermen were predicting a snow storm that would hit our area. The forecast was that we would not get that much snow, maybe six to eight inches. The snow was already falling when we packed up the family and went to church like normal. After […]

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The Birth Story of Pippa Saoirse

February 10, 2016

It was a Friday and I was 41 weeks pregnant with my second child. I had an appointment with the PPC (Prolonged Pregnancy Clinic) to monitor the baby and myself and discuss options. I had been feeling pains on and off at this point for nearly two weeks and was very much ready for my […]

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A Fast, Natural Birth Hospital Story

February 9, 2016

I was blessed to have a very easy and healthy pregnancy. Praise the LORD for that! It was truly one of my favorite seasons of life. I felt great for the majority of the time, was able to remain very active, and even got relief from my horrible allergies for many months. I had taken […]

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Olive’s Home Birth

February 8, 2016

Our daughter, Olive Magnolia, was born New Year’s Day at 11:13pm. She was 7lbs 14oz and 21 inches in length. Her birth was a gift and it will forever be one of my most cherished moments. On New Year’s Eve, I met with my midwife and she performed a sweep, at my request. I was […]

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