Month / October 2015

In my  years as a birth worker, I have worked with countless women as they undergo the pressure from well meaning family and friends about “D” day.  Texts, phone calls and messages pour in through out the day with the question of the day, “Have you had that baby yet?” I refer to this as […]

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Birth Story of Oliver

M and D began care with me in the second trimester of their second pregnancy.  M was hoping for a more natural experience this time around. I saw M at 37.2 weeks for her weekly appointment.  She asked for an exam.  She was 2cm dilated, 70% effaced and baby at a -1 station.  M’s first […]

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Guest Birth Blog Post…  Birth of Dahlia

We finally had our home birth that we had dreamed of for so long, surrounded by a wonderful team of midwife (Shannon Stellhorn), doula (Lizet Guajardo) and two midwife assistants (Hunter and Kaitlyn). The contractions were a lot more manageable than they were with Avner (my previous baby), I seemed to be in a lot […]

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Cephas Update

It has been six months since we moved Cephas to the boy’s home four hours away.  (Haven’t read our story of adopting Cephas before?  You can read it HERE.) The first few weeks that he was gone came to light how frazzled our nerves were.  Our minds and hearts would race and it took a […]

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Birth Story of Cierra

A and T started care with me in the first trimester of their fifth pregnancy.  A’s birth history for the most part was to go post dates and her boys were 10#!  We completely anticipated the same pattern! The morning of October 6, A sent me a text saying she was feeling sort of labor-y.  […]

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