A beautiful gift: The birth of Valencia Grace

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I knew we were spending a lot of money preparing for Valencia’s birth by paying for birthing classes, books, and doulas, but I wanted an un-medicated birth. Therefore, I wanted to be as informed as possible. Only a couple things

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Double the love: The birth of Kyla and Khloe

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After a very scary pregnancy that involved countless doctor appointments, being hospitalized, and lots of bed rest, I was finally in the hospital being induced at 36 weeks with my mo-di (one placenta, two amniotic sacs) twins. My doctor had

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My girl: The birth of Catherine

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Long before I got pregnant, I knew that when it came time for me to labor and deliver this hypothetical child, I would be getting an epidural. I didn’t want to have to experience the pain associated with child birth.

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So thankful: The birth of Sadie Grace

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At 28 weeks, I was told that I had vasa previa, which is an abnormality of the placenta and can be life threatening for the baby. This would prevent me from having a natural birth. The news was a shock

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Labor of love: The birth of Auden Isabela

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As a first time mother I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from my own body during pregnancy, but surprisingly I was spared the morning sickness, heart burn, and swelling. Even in retrospect, I feel very fortunate to have had a relatively smooth

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Worth the wait: The birth of Madeline Jane

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I was just at 37 weeks on a Saturday morning last June, pregnant with our first baby, when the small contractions I had been feeling for the last two days began to feel a little stronger … I was sort

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A Grand Entrance: The birth of Violet

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October 16, was a typical day of being nearly 40 weeks pregnant. Lily had preschool and then we hung out at home doing laundry and a little bit of cleaning. George was off from work.  He and I stayed up

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A Miracle: The birth of Victor

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What a ride. A joyful and nervous feel-like roller coaster ride. It all started on July 27th. We had a plan: a planned C-section. From having two previous C-section surgeries, I thought this one would be very easy. After all,

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True love: The birth of Adelaide

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I have been debating whether or not I wanted to share Adelaide’s birth story.  It’s private and intimate.  It’s a love story.  It’s a story between a husband, a wife and their perfect daughter.  It’s ours. Ultimately I decided to

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My greatest accomplishment: The birth of Patryk

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I spent the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy on bed rest due to preterm contractions, and was growing increasingly restless.  I was ready to meet my son, yet knew that it would be best if he cooked a little

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