David’s Birth Story, by dad Joe

4 pm March 26, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for Patricia’s (P) blouse. The contractions had started, but were very light, so P called Joe(J) and said “it may be tonight”. J said “perfect, I’m just about done work”. P said, “get home and don’t be a j###”. So he did with a skip – he was quick as a bee; and blew up the tub for Patricia...
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A Rare Occurrence: the journey and birth story

It has been 7 ½ months since my second son was born and I have been thinking about writing his birth story since the day we welcomed him into our family.  I become overwhelmed with mixed emotions at just the thought of writing it as the experience of his birth comes with so many layers I don’t know where to begin.  I have a feeling his birth story will include the birth story of my first...
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Jaxson’s Birth Story

Noreen had been a part of three out of four of my mom’s births (mine included), and needless to say my mom always spoke very highly of her. So when I found out I was pregnant for the first time, I knew who I wanted to call. My partner Drew, was a bit hesitant about home birth because like many others out there, he didn’t know much about it. At our first visit with Noreen, she...
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Baby Sage and Baby Garnet: 2 Birth Stories

Before I had children, I thought that giving birth was “easy”. I mean it wasn’t called natural childbirth for nothing. Really, how hard could it be?…I have a black belt! I’ve been punched and kicked in the head. I’ve had a ligament torn in my elbow and I’ve had the wind knocked out of me. But, now that I’ve given birth to two children, I am not so ignorant. I am now in awe of...
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Baby Kaden’s Birth Story

Hello, my name is Angele Bedard. How do I begin to tell of the amazing and transformative experience that is child birth. Well, it was during the October moon, 2011, that I noticed I was particularly irritable. I remember having to walk a few blocks and noticed how terribly uncomfortable my winter boots were. And how extremely bitter I was about having to wear such awful boots. This lead to me...
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Olive’s Birth Story

On Friday, December 9, I was supposed to go to my November group’s “Meet the Babies” party. I was a bit of a poor sport, and decided to make myself a private appointment with my midwife, Noreen instead. I knew that seeing the other moms with their new babies would put me spiraling into a hissy fit since I, 41 weeks and 6 days pregnant, did not yet *have* a baby. I was checked and found to...
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