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It was by accident that my husband and I discovered natural child birth. We had tried for a couple of years to get pregnant and were at the point where we thought it was just not going to happen for us. Just as we were coming to terms with the idea that it was just

The Homebirth Story of Benjamin

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I recently gave birth to a baby boy. Before this I could never be certain whether it was my imagination or my intuition picking up on a strange and dour stare I witnessed in the faces of new mothers. It was as though they were haunted by something. Now I am sure that I wear

My Labour; Suspended in Potentiality

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Shortly after I woke up on Tuesday, November 24, four days past my “due date,” (HA!) I lost my mucous plug. I hadn’t had any other signs of impending labor and had pretty much resigned myself to being pregnant well past Thanksgiving. When I told Evan about this new development, his eyes lit up and

The Natural Childbirth of Liam

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Edward’s birth story begins about 3 days before his birth, when I started having light contractions that stayed at a pretty steady 10-15 min apart and 1.5 minutes long. The evening of the 22nd, the day before he was born, the contractions went to 7 minutes apart , 50 seconds long, and stayed consistent no

The Unassisted Breech Homebirth of Edward

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Hello all! In honor of the new year I decided to get to it and type up the birth of Tranden Excalibur. When praying about how to go about posting this I was perplexed as to how to start off. I do not want to offend nor do I feel like I should apologize. I

Tranden Excalibur’s Unassisted Homebirth

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Jun 8, 2006 Gage’s Birth I thought I would go ahead and tell Gage’s birth story. He’s 7 weeks old today. He’s already grown so much. He weighs almost 14 lbs! I woke up at 2:00 am on April 19th to contractions. I was so excited to think that I was going to have this

Gage’s Birth

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I woke up this morning with a thought on my head and it just won’t go away. How natural is our natural is our birthing process today? Really I mean it. Women say they are having a ‘natural’ birth and then go into a hospital? Now let me get it said from the start… I

How Natural is Natural Birth?

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Our little boy was born on June 4th, 2008 at 11:02am. I first started feeling irregular contractions on Sunday, June 1st around 1:45 pm. These irregular contractions lasted the rest of that afternoon and all of the next day, but would stop and start, and weren’t really getting intense at all; just annoying… Finally, around

The Homebirth Stories of Guy and His Baby Sister

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(This is my story. It’s taken from my blog, mybumpandgrind.blogspot.com, which chronicled my pregnancy in the Netherlands, where home birth is the norm.) There are few absolutes when it comes to labor. There’s no way to know just when it will start, how long it will last, or how it will feel. But one thing

An American Werewolf in Labor

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