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Wonders of a Woman’s Body

I was always fascinated by the woman’s body; its beauty and ability to create life.  I wondered how I would handle childbirth.  I knew I wanted a big family.  My …

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The Strength in Birth

The pink figure flying towards us down the corridor was motioning wildly. Somewhere deep within I knew that the action must be directed towards us but she seemed, at that …

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A Sliver of Courage

I had never given too much thought to birth. Until my husband and I decided to start a family and I became pregnant. Then birth was all that I could …

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The Story of Harlow

When my husband Dustin and I decided we wanted to start a family, we were faced with a very difficult truth:  I have polycystic ovarian syndrome which would make it …

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Cedar’s Incredible Birth

This birth story starts before we even knew we were pregnant. In July 2009, Dalen and I decided that we would start trying for another little one. We knew, based …

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Lake’s Waterbirth

Some moments of Lake’s birth are very clear to me still, some are very vague, some time frames are unclear as they seemed to be racing by, but nobody was …

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A Winter Birth

My fourth little one was born at home. She was my first home-birthed baby. My first was a c-section due to breech, my second and third (twins) were a breech …

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A Curve Ball

After I married my husband, I often imagined what our future would be like together. I pictured what our home life would be like. A steady stream of chaos with …

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Surprise Breach

Maybe it was serendipitous, maybe it was Murphy’s Law. Either way, my husband Dan and I were both shocked when my water broke at 4:00 a.m. on Christmas morning. This …