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Keith’s Arrival

Keith’s Arrival

Keith’s Arrival Mama: Christina D. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician When discussing birth experiences, has anyone ever told you that “all that really matters is that you have a healthy baby?” Well, that’s almost true. Having a healthy baby is really important, and it makes anything that you went through [...]

E & R’s Birth Story

E & R’s Birth Story

E & R’s Birth Story Mama: Jessica H. Stats: E: 5lb 11oz, R: 5lb 10oz Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician At 33 weeks I was placed on bed rest for preterm labor, not all that uncommon for a mama carrying twins. When I made it to 36 weeks, bed rest [...]

Demetri’s Birth Story

Demetri’s Birth Story

Demetri’s Birth Story Mama: Ariel R. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician People describe labor contractions as starting high in your stomach and moving all over. At 37 1/2 weeks pregnant and 24 hours before Demetri graced us with his presence, I called my OB. He said not to worry, that [...]

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 [...]

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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