Kinsley’s Birth Story

I began having regular, but mostly painless contractions on the 17th – 3 days after my EDD. I was ready, geared up, excited! I had contractions all day, but as soon as I laid down to go to bed for the evening, they stopped completely. I woke up to a several super painful ones in the middle of the night, …

Willow Blythe’s Birth Story

This was my first pregnancy. Chris and I found out New Years 2015 that I was pregnant, and we were very excited because we had been trying to conceive for the last 6 months before we found out. I remember the night I took the test and found out very clearly. I had guessed I was pregnant already because I …

Reia’s Birth Story

I am what’s considered a “survivor” when I gave birth (Book) I won’t go into much detail about this, only to be vulnerable and explain that sexual trauma has influenced my journey as a mother in a profound way. My first birth was a difficult experience, followed by months of postpartum depression. The day we learned we were expecting our …

Linus’ Birth Story

Linus Kazuhiko born at home. He came with his hand up! 7lb 8oz 20.5 inches. Caught by my amazing midwife, Rebecca. I got immediate skin to skin and Jake got to cut his cord. It was a rough experience to me and I wanted to give up so many times…..I really couldn’t have gotten this VBAC without the support of …

Rowan’s Birth Story

My contractions had been sporadic for a few days, getting more and more intense before leaving completely, and leaving this repeat mama confused when labor would begin. Well apparently that was me getting all my active labor out of the way because at about 11:30pm, I woke up twice due to strong contractions and startedtiming them at midnight going into …

Madeline’s Birth Story

Happy homebirth client with midwives

The birth of our baby, Madeline, was in every way an amazing adventure and in no way a Hollywood story. When my husband and I found out we were pregnant it wasn’t the fairy tale tears of joy moment I always thought it would be. We both wanted children but neither one of us were planning on having them soon. …

Levi’s Birth Story

A beautiful home water birth which went so quick that by the time I realized that I was really in labor, it was almost over. I had been having contractions all weekend which weren’t painful and weren’t progressing me.. So when I had contractions and cramping Monday morning, I didn’t think much of it. Around 10:30 am was when they started getting …

Lucas’ Birth Story

home water birth with a midwife in tulsa

On the day I went into labor, I was out grocery shopping in the afternoon, when I got that strange feeling like “I need to hurry up and go home. This is the day.” I quickly put it off as my imagination because I knew first-time moms almost always go overdue, and this happened 5 days before my due date. …