After birth after life

–I have only told a few people what happened to me after S’s birth at home last June. Labor was a fast 3…

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Like the Virgin Mary

–I rocked my baby to sleep on Christmas Night, walking around my darkened room, humming to him, and feeling his soft body relaxing…

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Part Land, Part Water Birth

–No pain, no contractions, no signs that labor was starting. Other than the famous mucous plug. I told my husband, P, that this…

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About to Give Birth

—I think it’s going to happen at night. The last two times, I’ve started labor at exactly midnight. I wake up with the…

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10 Reasons Why I’m Birthing at Home

—My  legs were spread open.  The doctor asked me: “What did you do? Squat?” I was hormonal, exhausted, and IN PAIN. The fourth…

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Out of the dark and into the water

—-Veins protrude, skin expands, his body swimming in utero. My emotions seem to be back in order, as my belly continues to stretch, making…

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Boy or Girl?

—I thought I could wait until the baby was born. After all, we have a boy and a girl already, so whatever the…

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Flu While Pregnant

—It happened, I got the frickin’ flu! I’m on day six and can finally drag myself out of bed without feeling dizzy. I…

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Forty and Pregnant

I was 23 when we got married and thought that by forty I’d have kids in their late teens. Instead, we battled through…

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