Main squeeze: The birth of Rocco

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I remember when I said I couldn’t possibly love another baby as much as I love Maya. Well, I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. My heart just massively exploded and is oozing love, pride, and all that ‘head over heels’

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All in a day’s work: The birth of Grayson

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Let’s start at my 35th week. (Let it be noted that while all of this was happening, I had a bad case of bronchitis, an upper respiratory infection and a sinus infection!) We went in for my checkup and did the basics—weight,

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Second nature: The birth of Olivia

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My first labor and delivery went pretty much textbook, and I was proud of myself for being able to achieve my goal of doing it without an epidural. However, after delivery I hemorrhaged pretty badly and ended up needing an emergency surgery,

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Ready and waiting: The birth of Parker

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My pregnancy with Parker was excellent. It went really well and was as close to perfect as it could have gotten. We were due December 22. I did not want to be induced and did not want any medical intervention

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Stuck on you: The birth of Aria

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I was scheduled to be induced at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30 (I was 39 weeks and three days) and was given three doses of Cervidil that night. I didn’t have “typical” labor pains—I felt it all in my

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Coming soon: The birth of Naomi

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When I found out I was pregnant with my second baby just 13 months after having my first, I knew I wanted to do things a little differently this time around. With my son, Sawyer, I was overdue and so anxious

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The power of a birth story

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Ever had a friend, family member or even complete stranger eagerly tell you the nitty-gritty details of her traumatizing birth story? The answer, for many moms, is a resounding yes. But the real question is: Have you ever had someone

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Taking a chance: The birth of Rylee, Saydee and Liam

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This story actually begins years ago in the summer of 2011 when my wife, Ratana, and I got married. After our wedding, we tried right away to have children. Unfortunately, it wasn’t easy. For the next year and a half, we tried every trick

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A new beginning: The birth of Nash

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It was a normal checkup on a Friday morning, and my mother was with me. I was due in two weeks. We went into the doctor’s office to have the ultrasound, and he was as healthy as could be. They

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Finally here: The birth of Neeson

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  Neeson Foley, I am your mama, and this is your birth story. I’ve started writing it a million different times and in a million different ways. How do I find the right words to describe such a magical day?

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