A Winter Birth

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 hospital vbac. With baby four, we decided to go with midwives for the personal relationship and their acceptance of our desire for a natural birth. When the time came, our …

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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 kids going to and fro, countless activities, gadgets littered about the yard, leaving no question to onlookers that kids were being raised there. I thought of what my husband would …

Twin Birth

Twin Birth of Isaiah and Elijah

My pregnancy test was negative. I asked my mom what could be wrong with me as I had to pee all the time! She looked me straight in the eye and said, “It is because you are pregnant with twins.” I assured her I was not and asked for other suggestions to determine the cause of my new discomfort. She …

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Labour-Aid

Make your own drink to help you stay hydrated and maintain your electrolyte balance during labour!   Labour-Aid 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup honey (or to taste) 1/4 tsp sea salt 2 calcium/magnesium tablets, crushed Water to make 4 cups     7 VBAC Truths Krista Cornish Scott Let’s be real; there can be a lot of myths, …

8 Ways To Ease Labour

As your pregnancy approaches week forty, few things will be on your mind as much as what to expect in labour. It is the one thing we hear about from before conception and all the way through pregnancy. Unfortunately, many stories that are shared are horror stories. Coping techniques do not seem to stay in the mind the same way. …