Isaac’s Birth Story

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Two years ago today, I woke up in the wee hours of morning in labor. {With all three children, labour started between 1am and 3am – neat huh?.}. I was beyond excited. Chloe’s labour was 36 hours start to finish but John’s was less than 5! I was expecting Isaac to arrive soon so I […]

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John’s 6 Hour Home Birth Story

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 Pregnant with John I woke up on August 7th, 2008 at 3am with contractions. Not the light “hmm, are these contractions?” that I felt with Chloe but real, “oh, I am in labor!” contractions.  About a half hour or so I laid in bed but, if you recall my success with water in labor {pain […]

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My Thoughts & Things to Think About (Chloe’s Birth)

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48 hours old My Experience Chloe’s Birth Story (part 1) was the very factual side, largely due to my doula’s notes. This is part 2 and my memories are much briefer. I recall waking up, excited by my contractions, which weren’t really painful. Heading in to the nursery, I spent those hours thinking, dreaming and […]

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Chloe’s 36 Hour Birth Story

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Yesterday I shared my thoughts on why it is important for women to share their birth stories whether they are home, hospital or somewhere in between. Today I’ll share the “factual” side of the story, based on my doulas notes and tomorrow my personal thoughts about this wonderful, challenging experience! January 8, 2007 at 1:00am […]

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Why Share Birth Stories?

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It used to be that when the time came to give birth, a woman had a community of women around her, supporting her and helping her labor. It may have been the closest neighbor, a field away. It may have been the entire village that came. There were older women helping the younger women through […]

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