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Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives Film Review + Giveaway

There is one thing everyone has in common reading this story- we were all born of a woman!  A point Ina May makes at a speaking engagement she is filmed giving that is shown in Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives.  I’ll admit that I’ve been fascinated by The Farm ever since […]

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Keep Calm and Birth at Home

KEEP CALM AND BIRTH AT HOME

Yeah I know… I’m late to the party… but when this phrase popped into my head I had to share it because frankly it was just too perfect not to. Women were born to birth babies. Forget about the screaming, dramatized labors you see in the Media. Educate yourself about birth. Read a good book […]

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The Scariest Part of a Hospital Birth? The Hospital…

Over a year ago I gave birth to my second baby at home.  Almost 3 years ago I gave birth to my first baby in a hospital.  Both experiences were valuable and the results were phenomenal because I have two amazing sons. Lately I have been going over each birth and the anticipation leading up […]

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Happy First Birthday, Everett!

{Email subscribers, click over to view the video} It is surreal to be saying that my youngest son Everett is turning one year old today.  He was born at 6:44 am in the water, at home, in my bedroom, after only 4 hours and 45 minutes of labor. {Everett’s Homebirth Story and Video}  He came […]

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Like a Fly on the Wall: Live Homebirth Viewing

Right before bed last night I saw a Facebook post from my friend, and fellow Birth Lover, Ginni.  She linked to a Live Homebirth in progress.  Because the birth world is rather small I realized it happened to be that of Talina.  I follow her on Twitter and have read her blog on occasion.  I […]

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Making a Difference- at SuperCuts

The silver lining to an otherwise gloomy day came to me at a SuperCuts. I know, I’m as surprised as you are about that one. I don’t dare get my hair cut in any mass chain cuttery with the actual name “Cut” in it, but I will take my son there to get a “3″ […]

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Interview with a Homebirth Dad

My husband was a tough nut to crack when it came to homebirth. Once I knew I wanted to have our second son at home and I grew the balls to tell him- it wasn’t pretty. After weeks of discussion he hesitantly agreed to meet with a midwife, if only to shut me up. The […]

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Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin

Ina May Gaskin, America’s Leading Midwife, has a new book out this month titled Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta. And I am in tears from just finishing it. I am sure many of my reader’s are familiar with Ina May and her life’s work of not only providing phenomal midwifery services to women at The […]

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Nitrous Oxide for Laboring Women, Coming to a Hospital Near You?

Nitrous Oxide for Laboring Women, Coming to a Hospital Near You?

I mentioned briefly in a recent post on my views that Nitrous Oxide would be a wonderful option for women who wanted some pain relief during labor but didn’t want an epidural.  Good news! It is making a comeback in the US! In the US there are only 2 hospitals that currently offer Nitrous Oxide […]

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Choosing the right Hospital for YOU.

Choosing the right Hospital for YOU.

My second birth experience was a homebirth and I wouldn’t change a thing. But I also had a hospital delivery in what I believe to be a wonderful hospital. At the time I was looking for OB GYN’s (I never considered a midwife, it was so far off my radar you wouldn’t believe it.  I […]

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