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Newborn Jaundice, Again

Newborn Jaundice, Again

When my oldest son, TJ was born in 2009, my husband and I had no idea he had a handful of risk factors for developing newborn jaundice. He was born a few weeks early, he was half Asian, and there was a family history, I had it as a newborn. So when we headed home [...]

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 [...]

Senna’s Birth Story

Senna’s Birth Story

Senna’s Birth Story Mama: Jesse C. Stats: 7lbs, 5oz, 21.25 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife I felt both triumphant and defeated. I was 41 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I had successfully eluded the “eviction notice” the OB/GYN (not my regular) had flippantly mentioned during a routine check [...]

What I Learned About Tongue Tie

What I Learned About Tongue Tie

Since Christina posted her experience with her daughter’s tongue tie, I’m seeing and hearing more and more about this not-so-uncommon occurrence with newborn babies. Depending on where you are reading, experts say it occurs in anywhere from 2% to 16% of babies. But I wonder if that number is much higher because it goes undiagnosed [...]

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 [...]

Garrett’s Birth Story

Garrett’s Birth Story

Garrett’s Birth Story Mama: Reina S. Stats: 7.10lbs, 20.5 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife We found out I was pregnant just six weeks after moving to a foreign country, so needless to say, I was feeling very overwhelmed. Luckily, the National Health Service in England was fantastic and 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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