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Daddy’s Birthday Surprise: C’s Birth Story

Daddy’s Birthday Surprise: C’s Birth Story

Daddy’s Birthday Surprise: C’s Birth Story Mama: Sarah K. Stats: 8lbs, 4oz, 21 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I’m over a year behind on sharing C’s birth story with you. I was also doing some reflecting and found this little gem in my Mama interview: “Was your birth experience [...]

Ask the Mamas: Bonding with Baby

Ask the Mamas: Bonding with Baby

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, kids, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Ask the Mamas: Bonding with Baby [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Due Date Baby: Carson’s Birth

A Due Date Baby: Carson’s Birth

A Due Date Baby: Carson’s Birth Mama: Kim Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Stats: 8 lbs, 4 oz, 19 inches Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Carson was due on October 19th. Given that he was our second child AND our first baby Cooper, had to be delivered early, we kind of always assumed Carson would [...]

Reese’s VBAC Birth Story

Reese’s VBAC Birth Story

Reese’s Birth Story Mama: Kelly G. Type of Birth: Vaginal, VBAC Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician In April of 2012 I went to the doctor for my yearly well-woman exam. I spoke with the doctor and told her that we would like to try for a second baby, and we got the green light [...]

Triplets: Shannan and Tom’s Story

Triplets: Shannan and Tom’s Story

Parents Names: Tom and Shannan Cunniffe Baby Statistics: Triplets What did you do when you found out you were pregnant? Were you together when you found out? I think we both went into shock. After having gone through IVF, we knew there was a chance we would end up pregnant with multiples, but you never [...]

Postpartum Depression: The On-Set

Postpartum Depression: The On-Set

For most families, having a baby is a joyous occasion, something that everyone celebrates. You just built a human being in your uterus, that’s amazing! You didn’t have to take a course on baby design, you don’t have to flip through a baby model catalog, and there isn’t a store at the mall where you [...]

Lilah’s Quick Arrival

Lilah’s Quick Arrival

Lilah’s Quick Arrival Mama: Miriam R. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician January 23, 2011 was a day I will never forget. It was officially the LONGEST I had ever been pregnant. I was 39 weeks pregnant that day, and although I’m sure a few of you readers are snickering at [...]