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Ryleigh’s Arrival

Ryleigh’s Arrival

Ryleigh’s Arrival Mama: Miriam R. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician When I found out that I was pregnant with Ryleigh, the only word that comes to mind is shock. My boyfriend (at the time) and I were in the middle of a break-up when I got the positive results. I [...]

L’s Birth: With Time for Cookies

L’s Birth: With Time for Cookies

L’s Birth: With Time for Cookies Mama: Corey P. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I had been experiencing prodromal labor for about two weeks and even though L wasn’t due for another ten days, I was SOO ready for him to arrive. On Sunday, April 17 I was feeling a little [...]

C’s Arrival

C’s Arrival

C’s Arrival Mama: Cassie W. Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician At 40 weeks pregnant, my doctor hadn’t seen much progress. After a long discussion, we decided to schedule an induction for the end of that week. I didn’t necessarily want an induction; I honestly wanted my little girl to come [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]