Birth Story: My Natural Cesarean Section


By Shannon Connors I awoke on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 4:45 am, after about five hours of broken sleep. I showered using the Chlorhexidine soap, changed and grabbed my last-minute items. My husband, Luke and I were en route to Sunnybrook Hospital by 5:45 am on a cold, cold morning. Luke dropped me off at the M wing doors of Sunnybrook right on time at 6 am and I … [Read more...]

Birth Story: My CBAC & the Practice of Acceptance

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By Sheetal Daswani Seeing the phrase “MY CBAC” in print can occasionally have the power to be painfully debilitating. I so strongly yearned for a VBAC. Yet, when I search deeply into my own psyche, I am confronted with the fact that I got everything I wanted for my baby out of my CBAC. I did not get everything I wanted for me, but I got everything I wanted for my baby. It is … [Read more...]

Birth Story: Kristin from One Organic Mama

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Warning. This post is about birth. Vaginal birth. I have given you fair warning. If you don't like that word, just don't read this. Have you closed the page? Go away. Good. So no one is reading. I am only writing this because on a few occasions people have asked about my VBAC and have mentioned that they don't know anyone who has ever had one. I … [Read more...]

Birth Story: Kristy and Baby Rainy


Rainy’s Birth Story After having my first child, I was lucky to be able to take advantage of the natural birth control God created called breastfeeding.  It is a method not always reliable and ends when baby wants it to, (when baby is nursing less frequently), not you.  So I ended up getting pregnant unexpectedly after returning to fertility when Astra was around 13 months … [Read more...]

Birth Story: Kristy and Baby Astra

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Astra Brooke’s Birth It was a gorgeous, warm day in January, which you can only expect with the crazy Kansas weather. Like most pregnant women, I was anxious and excited to deliver my baby starting at about 35 weeks along. My due date came and went on January 23, 2011, my baby had a different plan in mind although that plan I will never know for sure. Wanting to go into labor … [Read more...]

Birth Story: Allison


Dearest Little Ones- Here is the story of your amazing birth. :) Like I mentioned before, we had to check into the hospital at 9pm on Wednesday night, May 16th. When we arrived we didn't have to wait very long in the reception area because we were already preregistered. They took us back to our room and got mommy into a big ugly hospital gown. Before I laid down in the … [Read more...]

Birth Story: Amie from Kansas


I was in labor for three days (Thursday around noon until Sunday around noon) from the time I started having regular contractions about half an hour apart to the time our son was born. My contractions were 10-15 minutes apart for all but the first few hours. I had back labor. A regular dose of Tylenol helped take a little of the back pain away. (I almost never take any sort of … [Read more...]

Birth Story – Shawna from Australia


Baby Adelle, Let me tell you a story about an end and a beginning. This story takes place over a very short period of time, only twelve hours, but being as it was the end of Life As We Knew It, the beginning of Motherhood for me, and the beginning of Life for you, it is a significant one. It's the story of our journey through your coming into this world. The night before … [Read more...]

Birth Story – Alex from Adelaide, AU

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Alexandra writes over at 'Alive and Blogging: The life of a modern day cave-mama'. She is mother to nearly 2 year old Evangeline, and step-mother to 5 year old Grace. She writes about her journey towards living a more conscious, natural and back-to-basics lifestyle, including everything from her parenting choices to what her family eats to how her family lives. I have always … [Read more...]

Birth Story – Sam in NZ


My birth was perfect. It was everything I had planned and expected it to be, albeit I had no idea what I was expecting! I planned a homebirth because I hate hospitals and that environment was not somewhere I wanted to birth my baby into. My stress levels would have been elevated just being there. Homebirth and breastfeeding is a part of my family culture. All of my five … [Read more...]