• The Stories of My {Three} Children’s Births
  • I Am Strong {OverComing Judgment}
  • Overcoming Infertility {I Am Strong}
  • A Healing Homebirth After Cesarean {Slideshow}
  • Our Third Son, Our First Home Birth {Papa’s Story – Follow Up from Mama’s!}
  • Pregnant with Cancer {I Am Strong}
  • Our Third Son, Our First Home Birth {Mama’s Story – Read Papa’s Tomorrow!}
  • The Hospital Induction Birth of Ida Mae
  • The Long, Beautiful Births of Solla Zakara and Winter Lumina {Natural Birth Story of Twins}
  • Infertility, Twins, and Family {I Am Strong}

Self Love Movement is Not an Excuse…

March 14, 2014

People are talking more and more about self love, self acceptance, and body positivity. And it’s awesome. It truly is. The world will be better for it. There are, however, people who are anti-self love. Yes, you read that right. There are people who get upset with people loving themselves. Let me give you an […]

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Infertility, Homebirth, Tongue Tie {I Am Strong}

March 13, 2014

I am strong because after two years of marriage, my husband and I were diagnosed with infertility so severe we’re unlikely to ever conceive a child naturally. I am strong because I was told we’d need in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive a child: a costly ($10,000-$15,000) procedure that is only successful in fewer than 30% […]

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The Best Laid Plans Often Go Astray {I Am Strong}

March 12, 2014

“The best laid plans often go astray”. Those words couldn’t be truer when it comes to the pregnancy and birth of my second son, Daxton. In October of 2012, Matt and I made a huge decision – we were going to move to Texas. Both of our families lived on the west coast, in California […]

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A Healing Birth {Learning To Trust My Body}

March 11, 2014

A good way to start any story is with a little background. So I will start by telling a brief story of the birth of my first and hospital experience. When I found out I was pregnant with my first, I did not know much about, well, anything! Especially not birth. I have always been […]

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Premature Birth at 32 Weeks {A Healthy Baby Boy!}

March 11, 2014

Janita shares this inspiring story of her son’s premature birth at 32 weeks – and her commitment to breastfeeding. “On the morning of the 22nd April at 6.30am, at exactly 32 weeks pregnant, our adventure started. I was woken by a distinct ”pop” sensation and a small amount of liquid. Since I was still half […]

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A Cesarean for Breech Baby, Jaundice and PND

March 11, 2014

At our 19 week scan, the sonographer found that our son, J’s, nuchal fold was more prominent than it should be. She also found the left brain ventricle to be larger than the other. These, we discovered, were soft markers for some chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, and it may have indicated J having […]

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Natural Hospital Birth {Support is Essential}

March 11, 2014

OK, I have to be honest.  Writing this is hard for me.  For some reason, I don’t want to write it.  Like I’m dreading it?  I think there are just too many things about it to write down so I know it’ll take me forever…?  I have no idea.  But here’s my attempt.  I definitely […]

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Giving Birth is a Journey

March 11, 2014

Three years ago I had my first baby girl naturally at 35 weeks pregnant, she was breech a week before but due to a small car accident the shock turned her, she was not harmed and neither was I, but apparently she couldn’t wait any longer. During delivery I suffered a 3rd degree tear that […]

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In Pursuit of Perfection

March 6, 2014

Let me start this post by saying, “I’m a perfectionist.” Yep. I’m a perfectionist, always have been. And I am about to admit to you that I AM NOT PERFECT. I’m learning to live with it. Society in general is pretty obsessed with perfection. We want perfect bodies, perfect jobs, perfect houses, perfect lives. Messy […]

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Birth Rights, Hyperemesis Gravidarum and More. {Guest Post by Jess Kroger}

March 4, 2014

When you think of birth (in most cases, especially first time moms) the first thing that comes to mind isn’t that you have options – it’s that you’ll do what the doctor says to do and when they say to do it because they know best. For most women, this is fine, but then you […]

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