• When is Being a Mother Going to Be Enough?
  • And Baby Makes 9 {HBA4C In Australia}
  • A Birth Story of an {Emergency} C-Section
  • Plan Your Baby Moments {Baby’s First Year}
  • Natural Hospital Birth {Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome}
  • The Births of 2 Miracle Babies {2 Preemies, 2 NICU stays, 1 Strong Mother}
  • Breastfeeding and the Workplace
  • Morning Snuggles with Babies and Pets
  • A Natural Hospital Water Birth
  • Capturing Sweet Memories

A {Military Wife and Doula} Homebirth

February 24, 2014

Stella’s birth story really starts 16 months prior, at the birth of her next oldest sister. I planned a homebirth, but needed to transfer late in active labor to the military hospital due to bleeding a little more than my midwife was comfortable with. A short 30 minutes after we walked into the hospital, Lucy […]

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I am Strong {28 Weeks}

February 22, 2014

I am strong because I wasn’t afraid to get pregnant, even though I have Type 1 Diabetes. I am strong because I have never been healthier than when I was pregnant. I am strong because I advocated for myself when the nurses said my blood pressure was nothing to worry about. I am strong because […]

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A Healing Home Birth {BWF Admin Tamara}

February 21, 2014

My husband Andy and I decided to start trying for a second baby right around our son’s first birthday. It took about 8-9 months to be successful, but we were blessed with a second pregnancy. Immediately we wanted to do things different than our first. We were so much more knowledgeable this time around; about […]

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Maternal Death and the United States {Birth Without Fear}

February 20, 2014

Maternal Death – the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. (WHO) This is a subject no one really […]

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I Am Strong by Ariana {Birth Without Fear}

February 17, 2014

I am strong because I lost my first baby in April 2011 when I had a miscarriage at the age of 18. I am strong because when I lost my baby I was living in Belgium with only my boyfriend to support me. I am strong because 2 months after losing my baby I was […]

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Why Mothers Measure In Months

February 15, 2014

So often, I see memes like this: And you know what, they bug me. A LOT. Normally these are posted by people who are not to the point of having children yet, which makes it even more annoying. Basically any mother will tell you that from one month to the next, our children learn and […]

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Quick Hospital Birth with Gorgeous Photos {Birth Without Fear}

February 4, 2014

I was not expecting to have our rainbow baby that day, but I wanted to see if things were progressing after hanging out at 3-4 cm for about two weeks and on and off contractions throughout the night. I knew I needed at least one dose of antibiotics and I didn’t want to go too […]

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A First Time Mom’s Hospital Birth Without Fear

February 4, 2014

Before we even started trying for a baby, I was reading birth stories. I’ve always been obsessed with babies and that naturally progressed into an obsession with all things birth. After reading every single birth story that Birth Without Fear had to offer, I came away feeling extremely informed and excited to see how my […]

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Awesome Waterbirth {HBAC Birth Without Fear}

February 3, 2014

“My sweet man will be a year old tomorrow so I wanted to share my story and pictures. I wrote this a couple of weeks after his birth and never could have realized how much this baby would change and bless our family. We’ve come a long way in our almost 15 years of marriage. […]

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Prepping for Your Home Birth Without Fear {The Ultimate List}

January 28, 2014

One of the most common questions about homebirth from those considering it is, “What do you need?” While the list of supplies varies from midwife to midwife, there are some basic things that almost everyone is going to need to gather in preparation for the birth. There will also be things you will (probably) want […]

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