Sloane

As we neared the end of pregnancy, things got harder. I was contracting a lot, I would have cramps an entire day. It made me feel fearful, and I didn’t like that. Jen was never worried though, and that gave me a lot of reassurance. I thought I wanted a summer baby – a...

Teia Joëlle

Without reservation, I present to you the raw, uncut story of our second home birth. On the eve of the 28th (my due date), against my OCD agenda, my hubs and I made love. Like clockwork (and I say this because this is exactly how things started with our previous home...

The Birth of Benaiah Michael

August 1, 2018 at 5:31am I was five days beyond my “due” date. I was pregnant with my fourth baby, and every one of them had been “late”. The July afternoon was warm but we needed to run some errands around town. We picked up feed for our animals, as I wanted to stock...

The Birth of Raela Jane

I was nervous. Really nervous. I didn’t want to go for the non-stress test (NST). At 42 weeks and 2 days, I didn’t want to hear that everything was fine with the baby and to just keep waiting patiently for labor to start. But I also didn’t want to find out my baby...

A Boy! May 2016

May 13, 2016 8 pounds 12 ounces, 21.5 inches Let me begin by saying that this birth was absolutely beautiful and my son even more so.  My due date was Monday the 9th.  I was feeling good up until then and even afterward. I noticed that my mucus plug was passing little...

The Birth of Cees October 2016

Why did you choose to have your baby at home? Empowerment and Comfort In a hospital, you are not in charge of your birth or your body. Describe your labor and birth: In a nutshell – liberating. My first pregnancy ended in the hospital with a dose of cytotec, an...