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Our tiny tough guy: The birth of Hunter

Hunter Ray was born on April 14 at 6:27 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches. My husband, Josh, and I are super proud parents, and we think he looks like me. I got Braxton Hicks a … Continue reading

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All for the best: The birth story of Lucas

My pregnancy was pretty uneventful. Mild cramping in the beginning, an irritating case of PUPPs in the third trimester (and for three weeks after birth) and a lot of pelvic/hip discomfort for the last month were the worst things I experienced. … Continue reading

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Week 29: “Natural” childbirth

Considering an epidural? Have to go the C-section route? Induction being scheduled? Are you hesitant because the rumor mill says none of those count because it’s not “natural” childbirth? Well, the only way your baby isn’t coming naturally is if … Continue reading

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Perfect, pink and beautiful: The birth of Lily

Our birth story really should start with mom and dad. We were friends in high school (15 years ago) and found our way to each other through social media. Alex and I have that relationship that people only read about. … Continue reading

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The no-guilt epidural

Labor hurts. However, there is a way to avoid at least some of the pain associated with childbirth: the trusty epidural. It’s a pain relief method that is widely used here in the U.S.—in fact, it’s estimated that more than … Continue reading

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My pretty girl: The birth of Sofia Michelle

I was at my 38 week check up on Wednesday, November 28 when the nurse took my blood pressure a few times before the doctor came in. When he did, he told me I was 1 cm dilated and my … Continue reading

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A beautiful gift: The birth of Valencia Grace

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 … Continue reading

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Instant love: The birth of Camden

I went into preterm labor at 32 weeks and had been on bed rest for almost 6 weeks. Toward the end, I was so tired of being stuck at home that I was ready to try anything to get the … Continue reading

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A change of plans: The birth of Brooks

I woke up on Saturday, March 10th, at 6 a.m. with a different kind of contraction than I had been experiencing. This was a pain in my lower back that took my breath away every ten minutes. There was no … Continue reading

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Sweet relief: the birth of Luke Rosario

Since trying to conceive, I read every book, magazine, and blog to prepare myself for being happy pregnant and delivering a healthy baby. I exercised and ate clean, all while closely monitoring my Lupus to ensure my baby had the … Continue reading

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Expecting the unexpected: The birth of Carver

After many years believing it would be really hard to conceive a child due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), my boyfriend, Guy and I had a surprise on a little stick confirming that I was in fact pregnant. I decided … Continue reading

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Father’s Day present: The birth of Landon Christopher

It was a Friday and I had just finished work. I was due in a week so I was excited to now have this time to rest, relax, get some last minute stuff for the nursery, and spend my last … Continue reading

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Little Prince: the birth of Noah

It was a chilly Sunday morning and the time change had just sent us falling back an hour. Noah was snug as a bug in my belly and two days past his due date. I was awoken by a tinge … Continue reading

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Change of plans: The birth of Ariana

This story begins with our family of two adults, a dog and soon-to-be daughter making the move to California from Illinois. I was due August 27, 2013. Our house went under contract on the 4th of July with the closing … Continue reading

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A cherubic boy: The birth of Silas

I was 40 weeks and 6 days pregnant when I went into the hospital to be induced. I did not want to be induced, and when I thought about the birth of my baby, induction was never in the picture. … Continue reading

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Just our family of three: The birth of Olive Kate

Dear Olive Kate, I can’t believe that it’s already been 8 weeks since you were born.  We are so lucky to be your parents; what did we do before you joined our family? Here is your birth story: We had an … Continue reading

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Better than breakfast: The birth of Emmeline

At 41 weeks pregnant, I was setting small goals. Goals like: Get off the couch and pour a glass of water Stay up past 10 p.m. Blow-dry hair. That last one is of course a joke—I stopped blow-drying my hair … Continue reading

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Pointers from the pros

Obstetricians, midwives, doulas … these men and women devote their careers to helping mothers welcome healthy babies into the world. And between professional training and ample hands-on experience, it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about labor … Continue reading

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Standing as a family for the first time: The birth of Mason

My “labor story” started out with what I thought was the stomach flu.  I couldn’t imagine being in labor even though I was two days past my due date, even though I had read so much about it, EVEN though … Continue reading

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Lessons from my baby: The birth of Luca

It all started at Scalini’s, the nearby restaurant that was famous for promising labor within two days of eating their eggplant parmesan. When I arrived I was convinced it would work, after seeing the entrance covered in pictures of babies. … Continue reading

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