Sam’s Story

June 24, 2015

“Are you sure you’re in labour?” The nurse at the reception asked me. I looked at Dustin and laughed. My face had a look of pure calm, peace and bliss. “I don’t know… You tell me!” I looked around the waiting room at the dozen of women sitting there, staring at me, in the middle […]

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Roberta’s Story

June 15, 2015

This is the story of the birth of my first child. I now realize it’s as successful a birth as I could have asked for (all natural, no interventions), but of course it did not feel like a success at the time. First, how I prepared for labor: I took a Bradley class with my […]

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Taylor’s Story

May 19, 2015

Details from October 23, 2014. Will always be a day I remember detail for detail, the one day that changed my whole life, for I couldn’t not forget. October 23, 11:58, the contractions started… and they were killer. I spent that whole night moving from my bed, to the floor, to the bath. There was […]

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Cheryl’s Story

May 4, 2015

“Firstborn” It was and then it was not Sweetness of life scraped out Because it was no longer life Was it ever? Our petal strewn road Blotted, clotted black red Leading to an empty belly of a home Vacant the sign says The occupant is not Or, is now more than we are? But not […]

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Dominique’s Story

March 30, 2015

Early Labor It was roughly 2:30 AM that 23rd day of July 2014—a typical Wednesday I thought. At 41.3 weeks pregnant I was all too familiar with spontaneous contractions (false alarms) that colored various segments of my wobbly days and kept me awake at night. “Yup.” I sighed, “I’ll probably be pregnant forever.” I’d be […]

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Marisa’s Story

January 21, 2015

The Advent of Baby A In the late spring, I learned that I was expecting a baby.  This new baby would be my second child. My daughter, R, was already 16 and looking into colleges.  My boyfriend of many years, T, has 2 children of his own – both boys, and both pre-teens at the […]

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Allison’s Story

December 18, 2014

A Different Birth Story: Healing from a Traumatic C-Section by Allison Korn The day after she got married, Andrea flew down to Ecuador with new husband in tow, to be at my side during the last two days of my four-day labor as I tried to birth my son, Lucas. She pressed my hips together […]

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Amanda’s Story

December 18, 2014

The Coming of Kai A few short years before I became pregnant with my 2nd son, I rediscovered yoga.  It was the one sure way that I could release my mind, body and soul and step onto a higher plane.  A time where I could let go of any distractions, weaknesses or doubts in my […]

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Brittany’s Story

November 17, 2014

May 14, 2014 It’s hard to believe it’s already been 8 weeks since Greyson was born. Time really does fly, and it’s making me emotional already! Since our family is complete now, I’m even more sappy this time, realizing how quickly the tiny baby stage passes. I look down at him and can hardly believe […]

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Katie’s Story

August 25, 2014

My daughter’s name is River Champion Kontour. She was born sleeping on the 25th of June, 2014 and this is her story. It took years for us to decide to get pregnant, and even longer for it to happen. There were years where I felt it was impossible. It wasn’t easy. Seeing a stick with […]

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