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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Asher’s Birth Story

Asher’s Birth Story

Asher’s Birth Story Mama: Amanda W. Stats: 8lbs 14oz, 21.5 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife I had been fully committed to having a natural childbirth from the start. I knew I wanted as little intervention as possible, but also wanted to have access to doctors in the event [...]

Isaac’s Birth Story

Isaac’s Birth Story

Issac’s Birth Story Mama: Rebecca S. Stats: 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician This was my second pregnancy, and the pregnancy was as good as the first time, if not better. It was tougher only because I had a toddler to take care of, [...]