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Push back: The birth of Destiny

Working up to my delivery date, I asked as many women as I could about their labor and birth experiences. I wanted to be prepared for all possible outcomes—from an emergency C-section to a drop of the baby’s heart rate … Continue reading

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Right on schedule: The birth of Jethro

My husband and were actually a little stressed about when our son would arrive. We have a 4-year-old daughter, and we don’t live near family. My mom is who we chose to watch her, but she lives three hours away in … Continue reading

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Fashionably late: The birth of Felicity Lenore

This was my third baby—and our first girl! My due date was January 29, but at the beginning of my pregnancy I hoped she would wait until the beginning of February because my family has a lot of January birthdays already. … Continue reading

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He’s here

Dramatic Comedy of the Year nominee … So we finally welcomed the new unit into the world. As you know, he was late. Not a day or two. Six days. SIX! The due date isn’t an exact science, I get … Continue reading

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A beautiful mess: The birth of Hazel

August 10, my due date, came and went. Nothing was happening. I had a few Braxton Hicks contractions up to that point, but nothing serious. And I was getting upset because I believed my baby would be born early. At a … Continue reading

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Pushing through: The birth of Carter

It was Wednesday, July 9. Carter’s due date was July 6, so I was already three days overdue. I’d had four acupuncture appointments to try and start labor. We had discussed inducing labor in the 41st week. But if I did it … Continue reading

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Labor day jitters: The birth of Lucy

I brought the crew and my grandma to my scheduled 38-week ultrasound. My belly was measuring small, as it did during my previous pregnancies. The ultrasound showed a perfect head with ventricles, a four chambered heart and normal amniotic fluid level … Continue reading

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Little lady in a hurry: The birth of Elisabeth

On September 11, I finished up my work and logged off around 5 p.m. I was working from home and planned to work right up until I gave birth (unless my OB suggested otherwise), and I remember logging off that day … Continue reading

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Ready and waiting: The birth of Parker

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 … Continue reading

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Coming soon: The birth of Naomi

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 … Continue reading

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The perfect anniversary present: The birth of Arthur Edward

I thought my eight-year wedding anniversary present was supposed to be pottery, bronze, linens or lace. My husband Jordan and I usually took the day off of work to spend the day together, but because we were due two days … Continue reading

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Mind over matter: The birth of Charlotte

Charlotte Rose Weatherly was born at 3:52 p.m. on April 21 in a bright, sun-filled hospital room—a month early and not in the birth center, as I had planned so carefully. Her birth was preceded by three days without food and two-and-a-half days in … Continue reading

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Second time around: The birth of Isabel

Isabel was born on Black Friday, just five days before my due date! (My firstborn, Daniel, was eight days early.) I had tons of belly ligamentous pain from 38 weeks and onward. I slept and lay in bed for forever! But, it’s … Continue reading

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Fast and furious: The birth of Lucy

I left work on Friday afternoon excited for the weekend and ready to knock out our giant to -do list of baby preparation. Our due date was July 1, so we thought we had the whole month of June left … Continue reading

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Rapid labor: The birth of Josslyn Lenore

I had my weekly checkup on a Wednesday morning before I went into work at the lab. I had had a fun-filled pregnancy thus far, vomiting several times a day well into month nine. I was 2 centimeters dilated at … Continue reading

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Through fire and water: The birth of Aaron James

I was prepared to meet our baby on April 27 or after. At 38 weeks, I saw no signs of labor, so I was mentally preparing myself to go past my due date. I woke up in the wee hours … Continue reading

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Homeward bound: The birth of Cheyton Texas

It’s surreal to think this day even happened; it feels like a dream that happened in my heart. How do I even begin to write the majesty of the day our son came earth side, the day I became a … Continue reading

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Hurry down: The birth of Brooklin

In April I had found out I was expecting a little baby! I got so excited, but I did not know what I was in for. During my (long) pregnancy, I was in and out of the hospital and so scared every … Continue reading

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A betting game: The birth of Declan

On my last day of work, which was just a little over a week before my due date, my husband Adam drove me to and from work—knowing that this day would be bittersweet for me. That evening, we went out … Continue reading

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Week 32: Baby fever

A heat wave has swept the City of Atlanta this week with temperatures peaking in the very high 90s. Nobody is happy about it, but at least we have a pool in our neighborhood where I’ve been able to find … Continue reading

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Daddy’s boy: The birth of Elijah

I gave birth. That alone is a crazy enough experience to change someone’s life, but now we have a precious little boy who has in fact changed our lives forever. The Lord blessed us with getting pregnant basically as soon as … Continue reading

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A rookie delivery: The birth of Caroline

I am in awe of my body. I am amazed at what it’s done over the last nine months—and especially what it did on November 1st and 2nd. My due date was Monday, November 3, and for several weeks we’d … Continue reading

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Through the storm: The birth of Rylnn Summer

My daughter was born on December 11, 2014 at 4:34 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 inches long. Labor started that Thursday morning, and I was just not feeling right. I called into work and told … Continue reading

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A head start: The birth of George

After getting used to waking up multiple times in the middle of the night, waking up this night was no surprise. I was beginning the last week of my pregnancy and was peeing at least every 30 minutes. However, this … Continue reading

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Second time around: The birth of Andrew

Well, naturally, having done this whole birthing thing before, I can’t help but compare the two. So I apologize if jumping back and forth gets annoying. Both my birthing experiences were very similar—yet also very different. With my first child, … Continue reading

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Week 37: To epidural or not to epidural

I know what you are thinking … Oh geez, a post about some pregnant lady’s quest to make me agree with her stance on using or not using pain medication for delivering MY baby! She’s either going to call it … Continue reading

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On the move: The birth of Floyd

We went on our tour of the hospital at 7 p.m. on 3/17, and I kept saying that I wanted to just stay and be in labor. Before going to bed that night I had one contraction that was most … Continue reading

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A tale of two deliveries

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the delivery room. Approaching my first delivery, I tried to maintain as much control as possible. I scheduled an elective induction two weeks before my due … Continue reading

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Natural bliss: The birth of Mia

My husband and I wanted to have a natural birth from the very start, although I was unsure of how I would handle that, having never given birth before. I am a very sensitive person, a bit neurotic and very … Continue reading

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A gut feeling: The birth of Emery

Hi my name is Marjorie Iglesia. I’m 25 years old and from Fort Smith, AR. I gave birth to my son on July 8, 2014—right on his due date! Like all new expectant moms, I was very anxious on that early morning … Continue reading

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Our little peanut: The birth of Lydia Simone

Peanut Watch 2013 was a very watched event! No one knew when Peanut would be coming or just what kind of peanut we would be having. Micah and I had decided not to know the sex of the baby, so everyone … Continue reading

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A speedy arrival: The birth of Abigail Rose

On September 9, 2014 at 11:20 p.m. I started having contractions five minutes apart. They were different than the Braxton Hicks contractions I had been having; there was pressure in my pelvic area with each one. I waited at home … Continue reading

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10 Hollywood home births

Hollywood is having a baby boom. And some of our favorite celebrity moms are welcoming their babies at home. While home births still constitute less than 1 percent of total births in the United States, births at home have increased … 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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My natural birth: The birth of McKayla

I hadn’t dreamed of having a natural birth. My mother’s experience with my big brother and I involved constant painful contractions with no breaks. She taught me early that I would need an epidural and, as a redhead, I should … Continue reading

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Worth waiting for: The birth of Leo

Leo Robert Coghill entered this world Tuesday, February 25 at 10:09 p.m. He was 8 pounds, 21 inches long and the sweetest baby from the instant they laid him on my chest. But let’s start at the beginning … I … Continue reading

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What a rush: The birth story of Caroline

I always enjoy reading other women’s birth stories on their blogs, even more so once I knew I was expecting. Here’s the story of Caroline’s birth; it was a wild ride… I was two days shy of 36 weeks when … Continue reading

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Exciting and exhilerating: The birth story of Adrian

On Thursday, April 24, I was 38 weeks and four days pregnant. I woke up at 3 a.m. and was having contractions. I did my best to sleep through them and not wake up my hubby. Andre woke up that morning … Continue reading

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Our sweet girl: The birth story of Melinda

I planned to go visit my dear friend Dannii in the afternoon before my 37-week check-up appointment at 4 p.m. I got a call from my doctor telling me my appointment needed to be pushed to 5:30 p.m. because she … Continue reading

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A feverish week: The birth of Wayne Norman

Wayne Norman Riley was born October 28th 2013 at 12:51 am. It was a crazy whirlwind week before and after and I have barely been able to get my mind around it all. The week leading up to Wayne’s birth … Continue reading

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A gut feeling: The birth of Eva Rose

January 31st, my expected due date, came and went. I was praying that something would happen that day, but it didn’t. The entire pregnancy I just knew I would deliver early, but I guess baby had another plan. My mom … Continue reading

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My girl: The birth of Catherine

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. … Continue reading

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Labor of love: The birth of Auden Isabela

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 … Continue reading

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A Grand Entrance: The birth of Violet

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 … Continue reading

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True love: The birth of Adelaide

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 … 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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Au naturale: The birth of Jack Bennett

The story of our first born’s birth is one that I will never forget. We were so excited to meet this baby we had so anxiously been waiting for. We opted not to find out what gender we were having—so … Continue reading

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Lightning Fast: The birth of Olive

Scott and I had talked for a few months about starting a family. We decided we were ready, but we weren’t counting the days or timing things perfectly. If it happened, it happened … and it did happen not long … Continue reading

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Third time’s a charm: The birth of Gemma Bird

I have had three completely different birth experiences. I had Julian in the hospital two weeks early when I was twenty-one. I had an epidural after twenty hours of labor, out of fear, when I heard the lady giving birth … Continue reading

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An all-natural gift: The birth of Parker

My husband awoke at 2:45am on Monday, March 18th to the sound of my shuffling slippers. He found me in the kitchen attempting to make a midnight snack. I had been timing contractions since 2am when I finally realized I … Continue reading

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