• 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}

The Birth of a Family {A Story of Foster Care Adoption}

December 30, 2013

My family story starts with a single mother of a sweet boy. When my son Zane was 14 months old I found myself suddenly parenting solo.  During that 3 year journey I never gave up hope that I would have a Godly husband for myself and a Godly father for Zane.  While feeling lonely and […]

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Quick Unassisted Home Birth

December 19, 2013

The day before Lucia arrived was such a wonderful and memorable day; I will begin her birth story there. Elsie and I went to a birthday party at the movie theatre that morning, which was much needed. I had been feeling like her and I needed to spend some time together, just the two of […]

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Breastfeeding Rights: On Being Asked to ‘Cover Up’ By a Home Depot Employee

December 18, 2013

I noticed how polished she was. Flirting with a guy who was loitering around the taco truck and asking her again when she got off work. She said, “Nine.” I considered complimenting her on her perfect ankle boots. I sat down on the gray wooden box that probably holds pylons or road salt (but wait […]

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Hospital Birth turned Emergency C-Section

December 17, 2013

While my husband was away at basic training I was raising two sons, working and going to college full time. I had made the decision to not get an epidural with my third child due to the side effects I had the previous times. I was laboring from Friday to Monday. The hospital would not admit me […]

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Surprise Breech Delivery {Home Birth}

December 15, 2013

So, 8 months ago I gave birth to my first baby – a beautiful boy, a healthy 3.6kg (8 pound), delivered breech, vaginally, at home! He wasn’t diagnosed breech by my midwives & Dr’s, his position was not easily detected by feel as his legs were up around his head & everything more or less felt […]

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“We did it baby! It was hard, but we did it!” {Natural Birth Center Birth}

December 9, 2013

3:00 am on the morning of September 30th,  I awoke to some uncomfortable cramping. I was at the breaking point in my pregnancy. I felt that I couldn’t possibly get any bigger, or any more emotional. I had disconnected with the world because I could not handle one more, “You haven’t had the baby yet?” […]

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A Mother’s Day Birth Story

December 5, 2013

On Saturday the 11th I woke up feeling pretty poorly. I didn’t feel quite right and I chalked it up to gas. I went back to bed and then woke up and took gas x, did errands and continued to have gas pains and went to bed that night and slept well. Now, looking back […]

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Another Wonderful Natural Hospital Birth

December 2, 2013

“This is the story of the birth of my third child. It was my first time to try a natural delivery and it was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. I had a wonderful natural hospital birth with a supportive OB, a fantastic nurse that enjoys working with moms going natural, a […]

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Grief And Guilt {The Birth Trauma Experience}

November 22, 2013

Trauma after the birth of a baby is a ‘special’ kind of trauma. It’s a bittersweet kind of trauma. It’s a silent kind of trauma. It’s an invisible kind of trauma. And if your baby is healthy, it is usually considered an unjustified kind of trauma. I suffered from birth trauma. It was agonising, painful, […]

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