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My Empowering Night & Day Birth Story

Friday, 14 June 2013 08:50
After fourteen months of upsetting and beating myself up from the birth of our first born I finally gained an understanding that each and every birth is unique and beautiful, and is one’s own. Until then, I wasn’t comfortable sharing about the birth of our first born because of the…

The Story of Samuel's Home Birth

Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:00
On February 21st, I'm at 40+4. I'm home alone with my two girls Émilie 3 years old and Chloé 17 months old. Daddy Simon's at work. The day before, I had an appointment with one of my midwives, Maggie, and she gave me a good stretch and sweep and told…
  On 8 January 2013 the stars collided. Once again, a beautiful baby entered my world to change my life forever. Hamish Joel was born via an emergency caesarean. It was not the entry I had dreamed of but his birth was a powerful and empowering event. The story of…
  Oh Mylanta! I can't believe my little baby is here in my arms!!!   It all started when my water broke Friday night. I had been eating labor-inducing foods like eggplant and basil, bouncing on the birthing ball, and swaying my hips all day. I remember that I had…

My Very First Hypnobabies Birth

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 18:00
My birth story all started on October 28th 2006 when I saw that pretty double blue line. I was ecstatic I didn't know what to say, do or think. I just cried from enjoyment, I couldn't have been happier. But now what? First of all we didn't have maternity insurance…

The Love Story of Donnie

Friday, 14 December 2012 11:23
November 2009: It begins with a 21st century version of Love At First Sight. Online chatting leads to hours-long telephone conversations leads to a 500kms round roadtrip leads to an all-encompassing connection, all within 6 days.   A week or so later we have a night in the city together,…

The Birth of My Little L

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:42
I began having some contractions on September 28. They were mild but I figured I’d practice all the techniques I’d learned from some great books. Later on that day I went to the bathroom and discovered my mucus plug in my panties. I knew that meant I was somewhat dilated.…

The 52-hour Journey of our Breech Birth

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:21
  Here we are...a place I hoped we’d never be... it’s 3:30am and time to discuss a hospital transfer... I’ve been out of the birthing pool for just over two hours and am laying on our couch wrapped in all the towels and blankets we could find. I’m freezing cold…

My Natural Birth in a Military Hospital

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:00
I thought I would share a little background about myself before I jump into my story. I'm a military wife. My husband and I were stationed at Marine Corps. Base Hawaii when I gave birth to our little angel in April 2011. Because we were so far away as a…

Evangeline's Birth Story

Friday, 09 March 2012 18:00
  I had an appointment with my midwife on Friday (39w2d) and baby was super low. It was getting difficult to walk around between the SPD and having such a low baby. We went over my birth plans which essentially came down to " don't touch me unless you need…
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