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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 [...]

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 [...]

C-Rae’s Birth Story

C-Rae’s Birth Story

C-Rae’s Birth Story Mama: Maggie M. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician After suffering from bulimia for three years, and having a love and hate relationship with food, I finally achieved my “skinny” body. It was great until I began to lose too much weight. I went from 145lbs 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 [...]

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 [...]

Natural Birth: Believe You Can Do It

Natural Birth: Believe You Can Do It

I’ve always considered women who were able to have a medication-free, natural birth as some sort of superheroes. Like they’re all part of this super exclusive club of moms-who-are-doing-it-right. As much as I wanted to be part of that club, deep down, I truly didn’t think I had it in me. Labor and delivery with [...]