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G’s Arrival

G’s Arrival

G’s Arrival Mama: Melissa T. Stats: 8 lbs., 0.5 oz., 19.75 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician At 37 weeks pregnant I was “done.” I felt miserable from SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction), I could hardly walk and I was still working 40 hour weeks. I was exhausted, huge and was [...]

Breastfeeding in the Beginning

Breastfeeding in the Beginning

Breastfeeding is natural. Breastfeeding is instinctual. Breast is best. We’ve all heard the catch phrases. What many fail to tell us as brand new mamas is that sometimes it can be really hard. Sure, babies are born with a natural instinct to seek out the breast and suck for comfort, but they aren’t always born [...]

Ty’s Surprise Flip

Ty’s Surprise Flip

Ty’s Surprise Flip Mama: Heidi C. Stats: 6 lbs., 14 oz., 20 inches Type of Birth: Cesarean Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I was exactly 38 weeks pregnant when I just felt different. The baby was lower and I started losing lots of my mucous plug, so I knew it he was going to be born very [...]

EJ’s Birth via Induction with GD

EJ’s Birth via Induction with GD

EJ’s Birth via Induction with GD Mama: Lori W. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Because I had gestational diabetes (GD) with my first pregnancy in 2009, my doctor did not want me to go much longer than 39 weeks. I was scheduled for an induction on Monday, January 25, 2010. [...]

Emma’s Arrival

Emma’s Arrival

Emma’s Arrival Mama: Sam A. Type of Birth: Cesarean Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Emma was born on January 2, 2011 (exactly one week before her due date) at 1:56 am. She was 5 lbs 15 oz, 19.75 inches long, bright eyed and beautiful! It was a long process, but completely worth it! On New [...]

TJ’s Birth Story

TJ’s Birth Story

TJ’s Birth Story Mama: Alex T. Stats: 6 lbs., 8 oz. Type of Birth: Vaginal, Drug-free Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Friday, October 9 At my 37 week OB appointment, I learned that I was 2cm dilated and 50% effaced. I knew I could remain 2cm for another few weeks, or I could go into [...]

T’s Quick & Easy Natural Birth

T’s Quick & Easy Natural Birth

T’s Quick & Easy Natural Birth Mama: Lori W. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery, Drug-Free Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Friday, January 6, 2012 wound up being my last day at work before my son, T, was born— and thank goodness! I couldn’t imagine having to get up on Monday, get dressed for work and [...]