• compound presentation

    birthing with polyhydraminos: 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…

  • the labor that kept on stopping–my third birth

    It is often said that a woman’s first labor is long, her second labor is easy, and her third labor is unpredictable. Whoever said this must’ve been at my births because it mirrors my experience. At 34 weeks gestation, I had 2-3 contractions…

  • 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…

  • pregnancy diary

    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…