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Kelsey Confesses: On home birth

I hear a lot of women who have had their children at home talk about their home birth experience being "spiritual" for them. I confess I am not one of those mothers. When I set out to have a home birth with my second daughter, I wasn't in it for the experience. Yes, I looked… Continue reading Kelsey Confesses: On home birth

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Leila’s Homebirth Video

In celebration of Leila being 6 months old today, (and the fact it took me a while to figure out the video editing program) I've finally finished Leila's homebirth video! So, without further adieu... You can also read her full birth story here. Midwifery Care provided by Cindi Denbow, CNM, ARNP with Gentle Birth Options Chiropractic… Continue reading Leila’s Homebirth Video

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My Beautiful Birth

In June of 2009, we found out we were expecting baby number two. After much education and research on our birth options; my husband and I decided to have a home birth.  This is the story of that special day.  It’s a long one I might add, so you may want to dash off to… Continue reading My Beautiful Birth

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I Like to Move It, Move It

11:25 P.M. My birth team is all here.  Moving on the birth ball in a circular motion, while helping the contractions along, are not my favorite thing to do.  Oh, well!  I'm constantly peeing, hooray.  Thanks to this chair I'm having a really nice contraction, I wish you could feel it.  Birthday cake is going… Continue reading I Like to Move It, Move It

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It’s Time!

Like a Michael Jackson movie, THIS IS IT!  I'm in labor! For future reference, this blog and the post following it are going to be uncensored live updates of my homebirth.  While bringing a child into this world is a miracle, I'm not really one to hold back, so I might use some terminology that some… Continue reading It’s Time!

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The Blessingway

Until recently, I had no clue that women did anything for an expecting mother besides throw a baby shower.  Lucky for me, I have an amazing midwife who throws a blessingway for each of her clients.  Sometimes as mothers we tend to make sure that everyone else's needs are met besides our own.  We of course make… Continue reading The Blessingway

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You Know You’re Pregnant When…

You know you're pregnant when you smash a piece of bread smothered in peanut butter with your under-belly.  As you've probably guessed, this was in fact a recent experience of mine.  Not once, but twice.  The first time I was in the car on the way to an appointment.  I had placed my peanut butter and… Continue reading You Know You’re Pregnant When…