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Name: Kristi Zittle Website: www.hisgraceherbals.com www.hisgraceherbalssharesjuiceplus.com How would you describe yourself: mother, birth activist, AAMI Midwifery SkillsLab Instructor; Trust Birth Conference Coordinator 1. What change(s) do you want to see in birth? For our families to recognize that birth is a physiological process, not a medical event. And to understand that mothers and babies rights

The Future of Birth with Kristi Zittle

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After a disappointing first birth at the hospital, I knew I wanted to have my second at home. I recruited two amazing midwives once I got the green light that I was low-risk. The pregnancy was great, and by the time I was 36 weeks, the baby was basically hanging out of my pelvis. However,

The Homebirth of Akiva

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Let’s start on Friday, December 3rd, shall we? 

Kim, my good friend and fantastically talented midwife was flying in from Vegas on Friday. I knew when we moved to Utah that I *could* find a great midwife here, but I didn’t want to. Plain and simple. Kim knows me, she knows my family, she knows my

The World’s Longest Homebirth Story (the story not the birth!)

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For some background, I was pregnant with our 6th child. My first two were vaginal births at the hospital. The first was a highly medicalized, very bad pregnancy and birth. It left me with permanent scars, both physically and emotionally. My second, different OB and hospital, was a bit less managed, but still ended up

An HBA2C Homebirth Story from Andrea

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ODHRAN’S BIRTH STORY: July/August 2010 The hospital scan at 12 weeks had estimated my due date as the 20th July. However, my own estimated due date was 29th July and as I had been charting my own cycle I was completely clear on my dates. As a result I had politely, but firmly, argued with

ODHRAN’S BIRTH STORY

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As I was finishing an article I was writing, I noticed some contractions, and wondered whether this could be labor. It was around midnight. Because the contractions were not regular yet, I really wasn’t sure if this was labor. To pass the time, I watched some television and surfed the net. Contraction Master (a website

An Unassisted Childbirth Story from Olivia

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My oldest son was a c/s bc the ob thought he was too big. I was young, ignorant and swayed quite easily. He was scheduled to be cut out of me one day after his due date. I never felt labor, and I barely remember his birth. He was 9lb 6oz 21 in and a

I Remember: Alexander’s Birth Story

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Name: April Kline Website: www.daraluznetwork.com Editor Note: Find out more about April here. How would you describe yourself: mother, midwife, birth activist, founder of non-profit organization 1. What change(s) do you want to see in birth? The two fundamental changes I would like to see are: -For all women to know all of their options

The Future of Birth with April Kline

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Lilah’s story began seven years ago with the birth of my oldest son, Patrick. At the time, I was young and very uneducated about birth. His birth story is the story of so many others. At a prenatal appointment, I was found to be in labor. I was admitted, induced, didn’t dilate… emergency c-section. The

The Birth of Lilah Rayne

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