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M’s Father’s Day Birth Story

M’s Father’s Day Birth Story

M’s Father’s Day Birth Story Mama: Sarah K. Stats: 7 lbs 4 oz, 19.4 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician The excitement of becoming a mother was there— I was ready to be a mom, hold my little bundle of joy and no longer share my belly with someone. However, [...]

Sydney’s Birth Story: To VBAC or Not to VBAC?

Sydney’s Birth Story: To VBAC or Not to VBAC?

Sydney’s Birth Story: To VBAC or Not to VBAC? Mama: Heidi C. Stats: 7lbs 8oz Type of Birth: C-section Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Ever since my first child was ALMOST delivered vaginally, I was so sad and upset about having a C-section that I vowed I would not be having another. I would [...]

Jameson’s Birth Story

Jameson’s Birth Story

Jameson’s Birth Story Mama: Jamila I. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I had a natural birth. I never thought about natural birth before. I actually figured that anyone who had a natural birth was crazy. Why would anyone want to go through that much pain? What were they trying [...]

Emilia’s Unintentionally Unassisted Home Birth

Emilia’s Unintentionally Unassisted Home Birth

Emilia’s Unintenionally Unassisted Home Birth Mama: Jessica S. Stats: 8lbs 1oz, 19.3 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated, unassisted Birth Location: Home Primary Care: Midwife Photographer: Calla Evans Photography All throughout my pregnancy I felt confident that this little baby would stay put until past 40 weeks. My first was born at 40 weeks and [...]

Amelia’s Birth Story

Amelia’s Birth Story

Amelia’s Birth Story Mama: Lauren W. Stats: 7lbs 5oz, 20 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife and Obstetrician So much was different about my first pregnancy and my second. I know that’s not abnormal, but everything was so much more intense — the exhaustion, the nausea (which lasted well [...]

Little Man’s Birth Story

Little Man’s Birth Story

Little Man’s Birth Story Mama: April M. Stats: 7lbs 2oz Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I’ll never forget my OB saying: “Your estimated due date (EDD) is December 25.” Don’t get me wrong, everyone likes Christmas gifts, but I was hoping my little guy would not be part of the [...]

Nora’s Birth Story

Nora’s Birth Story

Nora’s Birth Story Mama: Lauren W. Stats: 4lbs 15oz, 18 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife When I first became pregnant with my daughter Nora, I hadn’t given much thought to what kind of birth experience I wanted. I sort of assumed, like everyone I knew at the time, [...]

M’s Birth Story

M’s Birth Story

M’s Birth Story Mama: Alex T. Stats: 7lbs 1oz, 20.5 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Freestanding Birth Center Primary Care: Midwife Since I went into labor with my first baby at 37.5 weeks, I wasn’t sure what to expect with my second. Both my husband and I had it in our heads [...]

Channing’s Birth Story

Channing’s Birth Story

Channing’s Birth Story Mama: Ceanna Stats: 6 lbs, 3 oz, 18 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Birth Center Primary Care: Midwife Every time I am asked about my experience with my water birth the two words that come to mind are ‘surreal’ and ‘magical’. Surreal because literally a year prior to his [...]

Keith’s Arrival

Keith’s Arrival

Keith’s Arrival Mama: Christina D. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician When discussing birth experiences, has anyone ever told you that “all that really matters is that you have a healthy baby?” Well, that’s almost true. Having a healthy baby is really important, and it makes anything that you went through [...]