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Tag: birth story

The Call That Changed Everything: Our Adoption Story

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The birth story of our first son started in 2014. We began by researching adoption agencies, filling out mountains of paperwork, standing in line...

Adventures in Labor

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A woman remembers special events very vividly in her life: her first kiss, her wedding day, and the first time she gives birth. During...

My Road to Motherhood Was Long, But So Worth It

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“Should you start putting a towel or something underneath the sheets in case your water breaks while in bed?” my husband nervously asked. (Insert big...

How I Prepared for Natural Childbirth

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Natural childbirth has nothing to do with your pain tolerance, and everything to do with your mental stamina. I should know. I'm incredibly stubborn (thanks,...

My C-Section Story (And Why You Shouldn’t Mourn for Me)

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C-Section. Say that word in a group of moms and you’ll immediately see some very strong responses. Some are stricken, others are disgusted, while some...

I Didn’t Get to Hold My Babies When They Were Born

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I remember preparing for motherhood like it was yesterday, or more specifically, planning our hospital stays with each of our three children. As a...

A “Scheduled” Birth Story

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To begin, I feel it must be said that I firmly believe every birth is incredible! Whether you have a C-Section birth, a natural...

A Letter of Thanks to Labor and Delivery Nurses

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Dear Labor & Delivery Nurses: Your work is so very important and special. Unfortunately it is often underappreciated. Doctors often get the credit for the...

Inductions Don’t Always Work?!? A Birth Story

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I love a good birth story. Is it just me? Maybe I'm just "that friend" who asks overly invasive questions, but I love all...

Hackney Chiropractic: Care from Conception to Birth and Beyond

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“Oh! I’m fine. It’s nothing!” – a simple phrase I often hear from mothers, the ever self-sacrificing force in a family unit. We often...

I Hate You, Postpartum Anxiety

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The floor was soft, but stable beneath my body. Eyes closed, I laid there counting to 10 as I breathed in and to 10...

Lessons Learned from Dancing the “Midnight Mombie”

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    12 a.m.  Crying baby. Stumbling to kitchen for a bottle.  Trying to remember how to change a diaper. Staring blankly at the wall.      3:17 a.m. Repeat.  ...