This is the VBAC birth story of my second-born child. With my first birth I had midwifery care throughout my pregnancy but none of the midwives were able to attend the birth. For this VBAC I switched providers where I knew there were always midwives on rotation at the hospital. ... Continue reading →
This is the birth story of my firstborn child. I went into labor on Thursday, October 5, 2017, with losing my mucus plug at 12pm then at 4:30 pm started having regular contractions. Around 8 pm we called the midwife and she told us to head to St. Joseph’s Hospital.... Continue reading →
Early in my first pregnancy, I decided that I wanted to plan for a natural, physiologic birth. I had watched The Business of Being Born and wanted to do all in my power to avoid a cesarean section and increase the likelihood that I would be successful with breastfeeding. My... Continue reading →
I’d had a couple of friends that had children, but none that I intimately discussed prenatal, or labor and delivery care with. I started doing my research and realized that I wanted a doula present for my birth. I was worried about the so-called cascade of interventions that often happens... Continue reading →
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