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Cooper’s Early Surprise Arrival

Cooper’s Early Surprise Arrival

Cooper’s Early Surprise Arrival Mama: Kim Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Stats: 7 lbs, 11 oz, 19.5 inches Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician Cooper was due on April 29th, and being that he was our first child, we assumed he would be born later than his due date. At that time, my commute to [...]

Asher’s Birth Story

Asher’s Birth Story

Asher’s Birth Story Mama: Amanda W. Stats: 8lbs 14oz, 21.5 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Midwife I had been fully committed to having a natural childbirth from the start. I knew I wanted as little intervention as possible, but also wanted to have access to doctors in the event [...]

Mason’s Speedy Unexpected Arrival

Mason’s Speedy Unexpected Arrival

Mason’s Speedy, Unexpected Arrival Mama: Tracie H. Stats: 5lbs 13oz, 19.5 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I’m a teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. We had just gone on a field trip where I hiked three miles in the woods with my class, and I was just about 33 weeks [...]

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 [...]

Isaac’s Birth Story

Isaac’s Birth Story

Issac’s Birth Story Mama: Rebecca S. Stats: 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician This was my second pregnancy, and the pregnancy was as good as the first time, if not better. It was tougher only because I had a toddler to take care of, [...]

M’s Easy Entrance into the World

M’s Easy Entrance into the World

M’s Easy Entrance into the World Mama: Melissa T. Stats: 7 lbs, 5 oz, 20 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician I had a pretty easy pregnancy the first time around with my son, so when I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at 28 weeks with my daughter, I was [...]

Owen’s Birth Story

Owen’s Birth Story

Owen’s Birth Story Mama: Melanie W. Stats: 6lbs, 15oz, 19 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician The day I went into labor, I was stunned. I had just hit 36 weeks and two days and it had been a very difficult pregnancy. I was blessed with morning sickness all day long [...]

Elizabeth’s Birth Story

Elizabeth’s Birth Story

Elizabeth’s Birth Story Mama: Michelle W. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician My husband B, and I arrived at the hospital at 6:00 p.m. on December 4th, four days after my due date. My obstetrician was on-call that evening and she wanted us to come in to be induced while she was [...]

Maggie D’s Almost-Natural Birth

Maggie D’s Almost-Natural Birth

Maggie D’s Almost-Natural Birth Mama: Christina D. Stats: 7 lbs. 3 oz., 20 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician and Midwife After 70 hours of unmedicated labor, I was being prepared for an epidural. The nurse on duty remarked to me, “You know, it seems like it’s always the well-prepared couple [...]

Baby L’s Natural Birth: It’s a Boy!

Baby L’s Natural Birth: It’s a Boy!

Baby L’s Natural Birth Mama: Cassie W. Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Birthing Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician and Midwife We were Team Green for baby number two —we didn’t know if this baby was going to be a boy or a girl— but my husband and I both thought it was another girl pretty [...]

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