My Second Birth Story, Featuring Little 2

I awoke with a start. It was the early morning hours of November 17, 2017, and I was exactly 40 weeks pregnant with my second child. "Why am I awake?" I wondered. I knew I had been tossing and turning but at nine months large that wasn't uncommon. I didn't need to pee (miraculously), there…

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Avery’s Birth Story

It is hard to tell my birth story without explaining how I got in the situation I found myself in on April 18, 2018. Flashback to the moment I found out I was pregnant…July 31, 2017. Fear, shame, excitement, happiness, and more fear overwhelmed me. Hollis’ pregnancy was not planned and I did not feel…

Mary’s Birth Story (Baby #1)

Our baby was conceived on February 18, 2014, on the special day of our second anniversary. So began the nine months of waiting. We waited anxiously until finally at twenty weeks we found out we were having a baby boy. The waiting became more specific – focused on our son. We imagined what he would…

Ashley’s Birth Story

You read about it. You attend the classes. You meticulously prepare. You plan for that perfect birth. My husband and I found out we were expecting on November 5th, 2017 (just 15 days after our wedding). We were so excited to welcome our first child into our little family on July 18th. My pregnancy was…

Introduction to the Real Birth Series

Welcome to the Real Birth series, where all types of birth are celebrated and shared. Childbirth isn't what you pictured when you first found out you were pregnant. It's not like what you see in the movies, on commercials, or even what you read in the pregnancy books. It's raw and disgusting, but beautiful. Painful…