Tag: birth center

How to Prepare for a Natural Childbirth

For each of my three labors, I chose pain over pain medication. Each time, I was afraid. For my second and third babies, tears welled in my eyes as labor started because I knew the great agony that lie ahead...and yet I also knew the great reward. I held fast to the promise of a […]

audrey's birth story

This is Audrey's birth story - ┬áborn on Friday, April 13, 2012. All times are approximate. 11:20am Tim, the girls, and I drive to the birth center for an appointment. Midwife Kerry checks and I'm 4cm, 85% effaced, baby's head is low. After discussing options, she strips my membranes and we talk about old wives […]

Themed Weekend: One

You'll be one in just a few short weeks. Can it really be? It seems like just yesterday that I was pulling up to the birth center, singing through the contractions. One hour later, I was pushing on my hands and knees in the water. Tim caught you from behind. When I looked back, he […]

You Asked, I Answer (Part III)

Here are 3 more questions you asked...and my answers. Jenny asks: If you had to decide today, do you think you would have more children? Sara asks: Do you have a desire to have a boy and if yes, do you think that affects your decision to have baby #3? The answer is Yes. Yes, […]

6 months ago today

It was March 13. My husband and I drove up to the birth center at 7:30 p.m. It was dark. I stopped on the sidewalk to have an overwhelming contraction in the moonlight. We walked through the door and were greeted by warm lights and the gentle, assuring voice of our nurse. As she put […]

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