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E’s VBAC Birth Story

E’s VBAC Birth Story

E’s VBAC Birth Story Mama: Jessica T. Stats: 10 lbs, 15 oz, 22″ Type of Birth: Vaginal, VBAC Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician All babies are wonderful blessings. My babies tend to also be BIG wonderful blessings. My first son, C., was born in 2009 by C-section after 36 hours in labor because even with Pitocin, [...]

Judah’s Birth Story

Judah’s Birth Story

Judah’s Birth Story Mama: Michelle W. Stats: 7.10lbs, 21 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife My due date was February 12, and with our first being 5 days late, I was not counting on having our son prior to his due date. In fact, I was so sure that he [...]

CR’s Birth Story

CR’s Birth Story

CR’s Birth Story Mama: Mindy K. Stats: 6lbs, 3oz, 18.75 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician At my 39 week appointment I was dilated to 1cm and 50% effaced. My OB/GYN discussed inducing with us, but as my husband pointed out – had Christmas not been coming in the next [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Demetri’s Birth Story

Demetri’s Birth Story

Demetri’s Birth Story Mama: Ariel R. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician People describe labor contractions as starting high in your stomach and moving all over. At 37 1/2 weeks pregnant and 24 hours before Demetri graced us with his presence, I called my OB. He said not to worry, that [...]

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 [...]

Maggie D’s Almost-Natural Birth

Maggie D’s Almost-Natural Birth

Maggie D’s Almost-Natural Birth Mama: Christina D. Stats: 7 lbs. 3 oz., 20 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician and Midwife After 70 hours of unmedicated labor, I was being prepared for an epidural. The nurse on duty remarked to me, “You know, it seems like it’s always the well-prepared couple [...]

Real Birth: M’s Arrival

Real Birth: M’s Arrival

M’s Arrival Mama: Rebecca S. Stats: 7 lbs., 13 oz. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician In the morning, four days before my due date, I felt a slight PMS-like pain. It was mild and barely noticeable, but I had a strong feeling the baby was coming soon. That whole day I [...]