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My story is not ordinary. In fact for an African-American inner city woman it is quite unique. I married my sweetheart whom I’ve loved since the age of fourteen and we decided we would have a very normal size family of fo...

 
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When my daughter Katelynn told me she and her husband Austin were planning to have a home delivery with a midwife my first reaction was fear, after all I have been a nurse since 1975. I’ve always been interested in natura...


 
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Baby_Isla
Baby_Isla
 

Birth of Isla Olive

 
June 10, 2013
 



I was 14 days past my due date feeling enormous, like I would be pregnant forever. We walked every night in hopes of starting labor. My midwife had me taking lots and lots of essential fatty acids to help ripen my cervix while...

 
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Baby_Eleanor
Baby_Eleanor
Baby_Eleanor

I never actually thought of myself as someone who would want to birth at home. A birth center sure, but too many distractions at home. However after a fast and kind of traumatic birth of my first child in a hotel room after bei...

 
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Baby_Rees_Taylor
Baby_Rees_Taylor
 

The Birth of Reese Taylor

 
May 20, 2013
 



Last August 8th was a very typical day at our house. My husband and I took a walk at the park when he got off work and then when we got home, I made supper. As soon as I sat down to eat, I looked at my plate and what would norm...

 
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Breech_Birth_of_Baby_Elliot3
Breech_Birth_of_Baby_Elliot3
Breech_Birth_of_Baby_Elliot3

Ever since I became pregnant with my first child I knew I wanted to experience a natural birth, but it was not until I was pregnant with my third baby that I discovered, after searching the internet, that in the United States, ...


 
 
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Baby_Aeris
Baby_Aeris
Baby_Aeris

After several false alarms over a few weeks’ time span, I finally had begun having contractions with my daughter at about 3:30am on April 8, 2013. I woke up my husband at 8:30 am and told him to start timing contractions for ...

 
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The Breech Birth of Baby Twyla

 
March 28, 2013
 



December 10th. This nesting business is no joke. I feel like I’m about to sweep a hole through the tile floor. I could serve a 4 course meal in my bathroom, off my toilet even. At least up until the point I walked in and sat ...