Natural Birth

Mother’s Day Reminiscing—Confidence for Birth and for Life

This Mother’s Day—my first with three daughters—I can’t help but think of their birthdays and the midwives who helped us along the way. With three girls, I’m careful about cultivating an attitude of confidence around the birth experience because how we experience birth can affect us for the rest of our lives. As my daughters […]

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Home Birth after Cesarean: My VBAC Experience with Lucie

My first birth was nothing at all like I had planned. When I hit 40 weeks of pregnancy, my hospital provider threw my birth plan out the window and scheduled me for an induction. A series of events—often referred to in the birth world as the cascade of interventions—led me to an emergency cesarean, leaving

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“You want to have your baby where?!”: Talking with loved ones about your home birth decision

“Wait, What?!? You’re going to have your baby WHERE? WHY?” This was the response after talking to my family. I was NOT going to have a traditional hospital birth – I was going to have a home birth with a midwife. At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom who just a few month earlier had a(n) “un”necessary

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One Word Every Pregnant Woman Wants to Hear From Her Provider

Of course, I’m going to make you read the entire blog post to find out what word I’m talking about… I’ve always been a “think outside the box” kind of girl – alway challenging the social norms and asking the “why” question. It never made sense to me that after thousands and thousands of years

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