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Toes

Saturday, 24 May 2014 13:19
I didn’t count her toes. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. I didn’t count her toes, or run my finger against each perfectly smooth miniature nail. I was about to. I was about to breathe her in, to smile down at her and envelope those tiny…

Just Another Birth Story

Monday, 19 May 2014 01:11
I suppose, that in a mother’s life there is a time where she feels the need to write down the story that accompanied her child into the world. The moments before, during, and after the life that grew inside her comes to us earth side, into a world that is…
I had been having Braxton-hick for weeks. I never had them with my first so this was a whole new experience for me. I could feel her powerful kicks, and I knew she was strong. I talked to her often, telling her how excited I was for her to join…

Gresham's Birth Story

Monday, 05 May 2014 09:34
A few fun facts about me before we proceed: I was married at age seventeen and gave birth to my first son three months later. I had my next babe, a girl, two and a half years after that and I found myself a mother of two before I could…

A Healing C-Section

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:04
Can a C-section be healing? I believe so. Not because I have to believe, but because I experienced one just about two short months ago. Would you like to hear the tale? Let’s begin with the birth of my first child. Well, it actually has to start about four weeks…

Angel Baby Hayden, A Story of Loss

Monday, 17 March 2014 13:45
This is a story about loss. It is hard to read; there are no images of the family or baby Hayden, whose gender will not be revealed. I wanted to write about this for several reasons: the first for my friends who have experienced lost, most especially for my two…

My VBAC: A Time of Learning and Healing

Thursday, 06 March 2014 15:04
A little under four years ago we became pregnant with our first child. January 26, 2011 was one of the most amazing but traumatic days of my life. My doctor has been my doctor since I was young and I went into this pregnancy trusting the medical system. I guess…

The Power of Birth Stories

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 08:24
I am totally supportive of women writing, talking about, and sharing their birth stories; in fact I encourage it. Telling stories helps us discover the meaning in our experiences and offers possible explanations for what we struggle to understand. Our hope, when we tell our stories is that we will…

My Home Birth after 3 C-Sections

Monday, 04 November 2013 10:09
WARNING!!! – Not for the faint of heart! Two weeks before my due date I was getting strong practice contractions (Braxton Hicks) on and off throughout the day and night. Although it was my 4th pregnancy, I had never experienced labour before, not one contraction so there were many times…

The Homebirth of Our Little Miracle

Saturday, 02 November 2013 11:03
My husband and I had two beautiful daughters, ages almost 2 and 3 1/2 when we decided to try for another baby in September of 2010. Our first two were conceived very easily and only took one month to get pregnant! For our third child, things were different; I was…
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