Empowering Birth Stories

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I feel so privileged to say that I was able to give birth exactly the way I dreamed of, here is my story... A week previous to my baby's due date I kept having contractions on and off - they were ...
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  On Thursday, June 19, my sister Marie came over in the afternoon and spent time with my daughter Naisa and I. Naisa had refused to take a nap, so I was exhausted and grateful for the company. Marie helped me ...
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Home Birth May 12th, 2014 2:19 pm 6lbs 9oz 21 inches When I found out you were entering into my life on August 29th of 2013 at 7:54 am, I immediately knew I would go against the traditional hospital birth and seek other alternatives ...
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Natural Hospital Birth I'd heard so many horror birth stories before I had my first child that it made me determined to prove to myself and anyone else that birthing is a positive thing. I feel amazing about my births, giving ...
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Guest Blog Post My darling little rainbow baby Ruairí was born peacefully at home on Wednesday the 19th of November, 2014 at 7.17am. He emerged into water in the caul, totally unaffected by his birth journey. He crawled to the breast ...
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Hospital Water Birth   So, I'm a first time Mom. My birth plan was an all natural water birth. I went to the classes for water birth preparation to see what I should expect, and researched everything I could about how the birth ...
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Hospital Waterbirth We went to bed on Wednesday night happy as my partner had come home a day early after working away. We were discussing how we thought the baby was never going to come, and resigned to being overdue. (more…) ...
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Hospital Birth   My pregnancy hadn't been the smoothest. I was constantly full of fear after numerous miscarriages, I had bleeds and scares, I thought my waters were leaking at 20 weeks, I had painful Braxton Hicks, panic moments after not feeling ...
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My journey began on September 26, 2005. I went into Labor and Delivery leaking amniotic fluid while being positive for Group B streptococcus. I was sent home by the nurse that said I was tested negative for amniotic fluid. I ...
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    Guest Blog Post Gord, Alicia, my husband Crow, and I are all an active part of Indigenous Resistance. I have known Gord Hill through NYM and beyond since I was a teenager and met his mate Alicia about 3 or so ...
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Home Birth Our little Ella Rose began preparing my body for her arrival on Saturday the 19th of July. We had a feeling she was on her way given the preparation dedicated to her gentle entrance. My last birth prep acupuncture ...
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Around 1:00am August 5th, 43 weeks and 4 days into gestation,  I woke up with a cramp that made me say, “Ow!” It felt like a really bad gas pain. I turned over and went back to sleep. Ten minutes later ...
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I never envisioned myself having a breech baby with broken waters at 36 weeks. But that’s what happened for me and my first pregnancy. A c-section. I had not prepared much for labor and birth. I attended a four week ...
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  Hospital Waterbirth When I found out I was pregnant both my husband and I began reading anything and everything about what we could expect from pregnancy and labour. There was such a mixture of information ranging from 'expect something horrendous' to 'this ...
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