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Third Time’s the Charm: Judah’s Birth Story

Third Time’s the Charm: Judah’s Birth Story

Judah’s Birth Story Mama: Christina D. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife It has been just over a week since the birth of my third child. Things have been pretty hectic at my house, so I haven’t had time to post many photos or updates to share with friends and [...]

Why I Hired a Doula

Why I Hired a Doula

When I stared down at my positive pregnancy test on the morning of Tuesday, June 17th, I knew I was in for a world of physical and emotional change over the next nine months, but what I couldn’t predict was the amount of knowledge, perspective and empowerment I would gain through my pregnancy. When I [...]

My Birth Center Experience

My Birth Center Experience

Even before I became pregnant with my second baby, I knew I wanted to go a different route when it came to my prenatal care and birth support team. While my experience with my OB and a hospital in 2009 wasn’t awful, I felt I got very lucky with supportive nurses when it came to [...]

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 [...]

EJ’s Birth via Induction with GD

EJ’s Birth via Induction with GD

EJ’s Birth via Induction with GD Mama: Lori W. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Because I had gestational diabetes (GD) with my first pregnancy in 2009, my doctor did not want me to go much longer than 39 weeks. I was scheduled for an induction on Monday, January 25, 2010. [...]

T’s Quick & Easy Natural Birth

T’s Quick & Easy Natural Birth

T’s Quick & Easy Natural Birth Mama: Lori W. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery, Drug-Free Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Friday, January 6, 2012 wound up being my last day at work before my son, T, was born— and thank goodness! I couldn’t imagine having to get up on Monday, get dressed for work and [...]