- September 2016
- First Baby
- Mom’s Age: 26
- 4 days early
- Dr. Emily Cyr, OBGYN of Central Phoenix Women’s Healthcare
- Phoenix, AZ
- St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
- Sent to the NICU for EKG and genetic testing for genetic heart condition
I had it set in my mind that I was going to have Baby B early. I had my hospital bag packed at 34 weeks and I was ready. I never once asked how far they would let me go over my due date or considered that I might still be pregnant on my due date. Continue reading
After many months of trying, and finally seeing a fertility specialist, my husband and I conceived our first child. I was 31 and very excited. The pregnancy was pretty normal—my son measured 1-2 weeks ahead the entire time, and for a couple of months the doctors thought I had placenta previa, but thankfully it cleared and everything else was normal. Continue reading
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
It was three o’clock on a very early October morning and my husband & I decided to stay up and watch re-runs of 24 on Amazon Prime. Earlier in the day, I decided to do my belly cast since I knew I might go into labor any day. That evening, I asked him to prepare me a bowl of spicy Korean noodles and I joked that maybe eating it will make me go into labor. Continue reading
Even though almost everything in this mom’s birth story happened before they thought it would, the after made it all worth while.
I found out I was pregnant on September 30th, 2014. For the 5 days prior to that, I took pregnancy test after pregnancy test, exclaiming to my husband more confidently as each day passed “I think there are two faint lines!”. Continue reading
This birth story is told by the doula of a couple from Hollywood, CA.
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