home birth

The story of a new mom who wasn’t

I wanted to share my story of how I came to feeling like a new mom after having five children, yes I did say five. Over the last 12 years I have been pregnant five times. I have four boys and one girl. All my boy’s pregnancy were hospital births attended by an OBGYN. All my boys pregnancy I gained a lot of weight, was huge, they were all big babies. My first son was 8.14, my second was 8.6,…

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Home and Hospital

On July 1st of 2004, I gave birth to my first child.  It was a beautiful experience; I was surrounded by family, secure in my own home, and comforted by the wonderful care of my midwife and her apprentices.  My husband’s mother, who still felt somewhat wary of birth after her own experience, found witnessing the birth of my son very healing for her own heart.  My own mother, a nurse for many years, found herself believing that the home…

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