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My Birth Story: Becoming a Mom

I was excited when I found out I was pregnant. I assumed that since I was healthy and still fairly young we would get pregnant immediately. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way. It took us a year to conceive, which in reality isn’t that long. I kept a video journal to record my feelings […]

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Keeping an open-mind about your birth plan

My birth plan was more than just ‘I want a natural birth’. I wanted a natural water birth at a birthing center, not in a hospital, plus other fine print requests. Everyone tells you birth plans ‘never go as planned’ and ‘expect the unexpected’ and I heard this a million times when I shared my plan with friends […]

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Birth Story: Anxious for Baby

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I thought, “I’m gonna rock this.” My first pregnancy included 9 months of anxiety and unrealistic expectations, even though the actual physical experience was easy. My short lived bouts of morning sickness early on and minor aches and pains at the end were bearable, and […]

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Birth Story: A Homebirth (On Purpose!)

I’m one of the lucky ones when it comes to pregnancy. My second pregnancy was even easier than my first. I had absolutely no morning sickness! Other than a mild reoccurrence of Gestational Diabetes that was easily controlled by diet, it was routine and pleasant. After my first birth, I educated myself. I had an […]

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