A Peaceful Home Birth

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Giving birth is an intense experience, and it helps to be in a place where you and your partner feel most supported and comfortable. If you are dreaming of a home birth and want to hear a beautiful story of a husband and wife’s experience as they welcome their first baby into the world, I share with you my story. Continue reading

The Best Laid Plans: The Home Birth That Wasn’t Meant To Be

Being a first-time mom, I was quite cautious when I got pregnant. I did a massive amount of studying. I read everything I could get my hands on: books, articles, blogs, magazines, scientific journal articles, I even watched strangers’ YouTube videos. I wanted to make sure that I was doing the right things for my baby and that I was prepared for what was to come. As prepared as one can be for the unknown, at least.

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The Long Haul – A Unity Point Birth Story

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I was a typical first time mom, totally naïve about how labor and delivery would actually go. I worked right down the street from the hospital and my plan was for my water to break right after I finished my work for the day and I would just walk over to the hospital, push a couple of times, and the baby would be here. Continue reading

The Mouthy Mama – An Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Birth Story

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Ignorance is bliss. Especially when you are pregnant for the first time. It took 28 hours (20 being drug free + 2 hours of pushing). Prior to D-day I spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to bring my baby into this world. Home birth? All Natural? Drugged up? C-section? OBGYN? Midwife? Continue reading

Induction By Snowshoe – A Life Care Medical Center Birth Story

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Based on my family history I was preparing for a very large (at least 10 lbs, all of my siblings and I were this big) and overdue baby.   At our 36 week appointment we were told she was in a breech position.  Continue reading

Good Things Come – IVF Boy & Girl Twins Born at the University of Iowa Hospital

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When I awoke Wednesday October 7, 2015 I noticed my underwear seemed wet with clear fluid. It was 5:50 am. I immediately suspected my water had broken.

A Hollywood Baby’s Big Debut – A Kaiser Permanente Hospital Birth Story

This birth story is told by the doula of a couple from Hollywood, CA.

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As a birth doula I will try to describe to you how amazing, incredible and unforgettable it was to attend the birth of Mia. I knew from the moment I met Mom and Dad at Starbucks that they would be the most loving parents any child could ever ask for. Their commitment to each other and their want for a special birth was evident. Continue reading

10 Days Late, 2 False Alarms, and A Scrapped Birth Plan – This Mom’s Perfect Birth Story From French Hospital

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  • First Baby
  • Mom’s Age: 28
  • 10 Days Late
  • Epidural
  • 21 Hour Labor
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • French Hospital
  • Midwife Cristi Schier

I was the type of person who’d been attending baby finance and baby sign language classes before I was even married, just in case.

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My Birth Story- A University of Iowa Hospital Birth Story

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On Friday, September 12th 2014 I woke up not feeling well. I was just over a week away from my due date, and this being my first baby, was sure I had at least another week to go but had no idea how I’d last that long. Continue reading