Aria’s Breech Birth Story

Wednesday afternoon, 3:32pm, Aria made a powerful entrance into the world when she surprised us all with a breech birth. When I first learned we were pregnant with Aria, God put it on my heart that this child would have a lion heart, strong and grounded. Little did we know the many adventures we would experience. From an incident with …

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What to Wear for Your Waterbirth ~ 7 Options

I don’t know about you, but as I prepared for birth with each of my babies, what I was going to wear was one of my chief concerns. Yes, it may seem vein and silly– but hey, it matters! Now that I’m a midwife, I realize how important it is for the mom to feel as comfortable and relaxed as …

Noah’s Waterbirth Story

Noah was my (Rebecca’s) third son, third homebirth, and third waterbirth! It was an amazing experience as I got to deliver his head myself (I needed some help from my wonderful midwife Faith Morie getting his shoulders out due to the position I was sitting in). Someday, I’ll write down the birth story. But for now, here’s is birth video, …

Aavalyn’s Home Birth Story

  Sometime after putting my son to sleep for the night, I used the restroom and saw that my mucus plug had started to break! It was very faint but I still knew this was it our baby would be coming soon! After going over my due date finally seeing things get started was both exciting and frightening! I texted …

Frequently Asked Home Birth Questions

Is homebirth safe? It is for low-risk pregnancies and births. Several published studied have confirmed that for low-risk women, it is just as safe to birth at home as it is in the hospital. In fact, the research found that low-risk women who birth at home were less likely to experience an episiotomy, vacuum extraction, induction, or an instrument assisted …

Audrey’s VBAC Birth Story

To give the full scope of her birth, I need to start back at the beginning.  During my first pregnancy, I was not natural birth minded at all. I was planning to try for a natural birth (just because I’m competitive and wanted to know what all the hoopla was about!) but was totally ok with getting an epidural if …

Isaac’s VBAC Birth Story

When we found out we were pregnant with our first son (Caleb), we wanted to do things as natural as possible. We took a Bradley birth class and had carefully prepared our birth plan.When my water broke we were told by our OB/GYN to go to the hospital. I labored 25 hours and after failing to progress we ended up having Caleb …

Kate’s VBA3C Birth Story

I was 8 days past my estimated due date and had been having contractions off and on all day when they started back up around 3pm. I was about to have my 2nd vaginal birth after 3 cesareans. I had been having contractions off and on for weeks and had hit the point where I figured this was once again …

Isaac’s Birth Story

I lay in my bed, staring at the ceiling. As intense contractions surged through my body, I wanted to cry in defeat. I was so exhausted from a busy day at church and then housework before bed. It was 10:30 pm and I wanted to sleep. My husband lay asleep peacefully beside me as I pondered in the dark. Instead …