• The Birth Story {PART 2}
  • Living Your Birth Story {PART 1}
  • An RN’s Natural Hospital Birth {The Birth Story of Natalie Jadis}
  • An Open Letter to Birth Without Fear
  • Unintended Unassisted and Completely Peaceful
  • Deep Rooted Faith Leads to a Healing Second Birth
  • I Am Strong {Because I Am A Mom}
  • Feeding the Children: Memories of a Single-Mom Childhood
  • Self Love Movement is Not an Excuse…
  • Infertility, Homebirth, Tongue Tie {I Am Strong}

My Twins a Birth and Post Partum Story {Birth Without Fear}

January 25, 2014

My name is Kayla, I’m 22 and these are my twin boys, Braxtyn and Blaize. I found out at 8 weeks I was pregnant with twins, which I was overjoyed about as I’d always wanted twins! I had some spotting at around 16 weeks, but ultrasounds and blood tests showed up all normal, and we found […]

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I Am Strong {Forgiveness Made a Marriage Stronger}

January 22, 2014

I am strong because a month after I got married I became pregnant with my second child. I am strong because a month after I found out I was pregnant I found out my new husband had cheated on me, had a one night stand and impregnated the “other woman”. I am strong because despite […]

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A Birth Story of Twins {IVF}

January 21, 2014

My husband and I had to conceive our twins through IVF. They are fraternal boys. I knew from the start I wanted a natural birth, with no epidural and every day just prayed they would stay in the right position to allow for it. I had smooth sailing until about 19 weeks and by 20 […]

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A Difficult Birth {Painful, Unsupportive Midwives and a Retained Placenta}

January 19, 2014

At 41 weeks I went in for my checkup and to schedule to be induced, or so I thought. I was told to go home after sitting there for half an hour with a fetal heart monitor on because my baby was in a posterior position. This was the 3rd due date they had given […]

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The Nursing Babe

January 14, 2014

My daughter is currently 5 1/2 months old. I haven’t introduced solids on a regular basis yet, and really don’t plan to until after she is 6 months old. When I was pregnant my whole family was against breastfeeding. “How are going to feed her in public?”, “Breastfeeding will get old, you will never get […]

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A Natural Hospital Birth with an ObGyn and Doula

January 9, 2014

My second son, Gabriel Lee, was born on February 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm. Before I get into the details of how he came into the world it is helpful for me to recap the birth of my first son, Anderson Matthew, and review a little of what my pregnancy was like with Gabriel. Anderson […]

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I Am Strong {Kylee}

January 8, 2014

Trigger warning: contains loss I am strong because when I was 19 I had my daughter Madison Lee. Madison was delivered all natural on Dec 3, 2005 and screamed from the time she took her first breath until she was all tuckered out 4 hr later. I am strong because my second daughter Marrell Louis was […]

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This is Breastfeeding {Take 2}

January 8, 2014

I fell in love with these photos when they were sent to me earlier this year from photographer Laura Eckert. Why haven’t I shared them, you ask? Simple, Facebook will ban me yet again. I came across them again last night and decided to put them in a blog post. They are too beautiful not […]

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This Is Birth

January 6, 2014

We have shared a series of ‘that moment of birth‘ before captured perfectly by Apple Blossom Families. Recently, this same photographer sent me a series of water birth photos that took our breath away. We are sharing here, as Facebook tends to remove these images from our Birth Without Fear Facebook page. Isn’t this amazing?! […]

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VBAC: What ACOG Really Says {Birth Without Fear}

January 2, 2014

VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. The term and action is wrought with political and emotional meaning in the birth world. Can  you have a VBAC? Does your doctor or hospital “allow” a VBAC? Under what conditions can you have a VBAC? Should it be called a TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean)? What sort […]

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