• birthing with polyhydrominos: a birth story

    This birth story is from Deb, a former certified Bradley® teacher and doula. I’ll do my best to recount our birth day without making it sound too bad. I wrote this a week after our birth, and even then, I could appreciate what…

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    Cervidil induction: Katherine’s natural birth story

    This is a cervidil induction story submitted by Katherine. In her words, she was committed to an un-medicated, un-managed, natural birth, but was also birthing at a big university teaching hospital, albeit with a team of very cool midwives. She and her husband…

  • my second birth; a lot quicker than my first

    February 9, 2001 I’m 38 weeks pregnant. It’s about 8 P.M. and I’m watching TV. I’m tired, but going to bed doesn’t seem right so I bounce on my birth ball for a couple hours while playing Solitaire on the computer. I’m feeling…

  • diary of a primipara, a birth story

    April 4, 1999 One week to go until the official due date. The countdown began, or should I say that it continued. It’s Easter Sunday and I had much to celebrate with the little one moving inside me. I was tired and hot…