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

Birthing Like a Rockstar – A Northside-Cherokee Hospital Birth Story

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  • September 2014
  • First Baby
  • Mom’s age: 31
  • 3 Days Late
  • Epidural
  • 10 hours from breaking of water to birth
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Canton, Georgia
  • Northside-Cherokee Hospital
  • Dr. Najia Lawrence with Northside Cherokee Women’s Specialists

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

A Petite Mom’s Big Birth Story – Jersey City Medical Center

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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

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

IVF Boy Girl Twins Birth Story University of Iowa Hospital, UIHC

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 Blue Moon Baby – A Northside Hospital Birth Story

Blue Moon Birth Sotry, epidural, Atlanta, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Winnie was born 4 hours before her due date, on the night of a full Blue moon, August 20th. My water broke naturally at home around 11am on the day Winnie came. I had been having contractions for two nights prior. Continue reading

An Accidental Natural Birth Story – A Hinsdale Adventist Hospital Birth Story

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I didn’t really have a birth plan.  I assumed I would want an epidural, but also thought let’s see how everything goes. Continue reading