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My Experience With Placenta Encapsulation

My Experience With Placenta Encapsulation

I think it’s fair to say that when most people hear about a woman consuming her placenta their gag reflex kicks in. At the very least, most people find it incredibly strange and wonder why anyone would consider doing something so downright “icky”. But I also think it’s fair to say women who’ve had a [...]

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, [...]

My Experience with Postpartum Depression

My Experience with Postpartum Depression

I had my second daughter, Jasmine, on December 10th, 2010 at 1:47 am. She was my VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) that I had fought tooth and nail for. She was to be my redemption at breastfeeding as well. And while she was both of those things, she also ended up ushering in the darkest [...]

Sydney’s Birth Story: To VBAC or Not to VBAC?

Sydney’s Birth Story: To VBAC or Not to VBAC?

Sydney’s Birth Story: To VBAC or Not to VBAC? Mama: Heidi C. Stats: 7lbs 8oz Type of Birth: C-section Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Ever since my first child was ALMOST delivered vaginally, I was so sad and upset about having a C-section that I vowed I would not be having another. I would [...]

Reese’s VBAC Birth Story

Reese’s VBAC Birth Story

Reese’s Birth Story Mama: Kelly G. Type of Birth: Vaginal, VBAC Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician In April of 2012 I went to the doctor for my yearly well-woman exam. I spoke with the doctor and told her that we would like to try for a second baby, and we got the green light [...]

Bringing Home (a Second) Baby: P.S. It’s not that easy

Bringing Home (a Second) Baby: P.S. It’s not that easy

I have always told my husband that I wanted four children. A few weeks after giving birth to our second son, I have to wonder… what on earth was I thinking? FOUR?! I can barely keep my head above water with two. Bringing Home (a Second) Baby: P.S. It’s not that easy I was 100% completely unprepared [...]

Kieran’s Repeat C-Section turned VBAC arrival!

Kieran’s Repeat C-Section turned VBAC arrival!

Kieran’s Repeat C-section turned VBAC arrival! Mama: Mary Ellen M. Stats: 8 lbs., 9 oz. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I was over the moon with excitement when I found out I was pregnant with our second child. It was shortly after the 4th of July in 2012. I went out [...]

Allie’s Birth by VBAC

Allie’s Birth by VBAC

Allie’s Birth by VBAC Mama: Bonnie N. Stats: 7 lbs., 10 oz. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Home Birth transfer to Hospital Primary Care: Midwife & Obstetrician Alexandra Joan was born on April 27, 2011 at 4:06 p.m., after 10 hours of labor (and WEEKS of pre-labor)! She was 7lbs 10oz and 20 inches long. [...]