Amelia Mae’s Birth Story – Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Amelia was born en cual. This means she was born still encased in the birth sack. The doctors and trainees expressed awe for the rarity of the moment and then delicately cut into it and ripped it away from her face. She was placed on my chest and crawled her way to my nipple. My breasts had been preparing for this moment for months and she instinctively suckled the colostrum from them without hesitation. I was staring straight ahead stunned by the speed of what had just happened, at a loss for understanding of how I now held my perfect little girl. I was floating above the room looking down. But only for a second because my placenta was coming and reality shot back with the contraction. It had been 16 minutes since I had arrived in the labor and delivery room.

Two hours earlier Michael and I were browsing the racks of Burlington Coat Factory while the register worked on a return we had brought in, no tags. Continue reading

A VBAC Birth Story Success – Beaumont Hospital

VBAC Birth Story, baby feet

My first born was breech, so I had a scheduled c-section with her.  I really wanted to attempt a VBAC with my second.  One of my biggest reasons for this was because I wanted to experience labor.  I had no idea what labor felt like.  My doctors were very supportive and my OB told me to keep an open mind.  He said we could definitely attempt a VBAC as long as everything looked good during the pregnancy and labor.  He made sure I was aware of the fact that I could still end up with a c-section and a VBAC wasn’t a guarantee. Continue reading

Before and After – A St. Vincent Hospital Birth Story

Even though almost everything in this mom’s birth story happened before they thought it would, the after made it all worth while.

Before and after birth story, quick labor, champaign toast, roasary, carmel Indiana

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

One Mom’s Natural Birth Plan Success – A University of Iowa Hospital Birth Story

Tilted uterus birth story, natural birth story success, no intervention, intervention free, birthing tub

Heidi decided to she was ready to meet the world six days before her due date. That just was fine with me because I was ready to be a mom.  Continue reading