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A Home Birth within a Hospital

On July 29th 2007 seated in my doctor’s office holding my husband Paul’s hand tightly, we received the news that we were expecting.  I met the wonderful news with tears …

Journey of healing

The journey of my pregnancy and birth with my third child was one of anticipation, joy, excitement, grief, anxiety, fear, and most of all healing. I became pregnant for the …

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The True Strength of a Man

Almost five years have passed since I learned the true meaning of helplessness.  An evening that started with a romantic comedy and some popcorn quickly turned into an emotional prizefight …

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Another Answered Prayer

Our first answered prayer, a beautiful little girl named Kailie Sera Jolene was born on June 21, 2003. Although I had had my appendix removed when I was 18.5 weeks …

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Finding the bliss

Giving birth is one of the most normal everyday kind of things, while at the same time so miraculous.  I still get spun out by the fact that a birthing …

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Things are Different

When Allison told me that she was pregnant it was a very surreal feeling.  I felt somewhere between excitement (feeling that we are finally here) and shock (we’re really going …

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The Place Where Hawks Fly

On November 23rd, 2009 I awoke around 2:00 a.m. with mild contractions that were seven minutes apart. This kept going until 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. I called my midwife JoanMargaret …

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One Day in July

Your father went into Banff on Friday July 25th, 2008 in the evening. He rode his motorcycle out there in case he needed to get back quickly to me.  I …

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Walking in the Moonlight

It was the weekend of December 12, 2009, the coldest weekend of the year, and we were moving into our new home – I was 39 weeks pregnant. We were …