Tag: natural childbirth

GIVEAWAY: Mommy/Delivery BFFLBag

Expecting a baby or know someone who is? Take a look at the Mommy/Delivery BFFLBag®. Designed by Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson (an oncologist and mom of four), it is described as "the ultimate hospital bag, providing comfort, convenience, and caring for women preparing for childbirth." The bag, which retails for $120, is designed to be used for either […]

10 Reasons NOT to Get an Epidural

"I don't know if I can do this," I whisper it into the blurry room. The contraction begins to rise and I scream, sing, breath, and pray simultaneously. With a final push, the crescendo, her body slips through mine. I catch her and bring her to my chest, elated. Three natural childbirths later and I […]

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 -  born 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 […]

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