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Libby’s Birth Story

Letter to Fosston on his Birthday When I found out I was pregnant with you, it was the happiest day of my life. I loved feeling you move, feeling your kicks as you grew bigger. I called you my little kangaroo. Daddy and I were so excited for you to come meet us. Finally on…

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Heather’s Birth Story

Miles came into the world on September 30, 2013 but his story began weeks earlier. I was 36+5 and contending with my first bout of prodromal labour. Between each contraction, I felt a stabbing/burning pain on the lower left side near my previous cesarean incision. It hurt worse than the actual contraction, and although it…

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Listening to HBC: Melanya’s Story

As part of our series of interviews with birth professionals, we sat down to talk with Melanya, a LM/CPM with Sierra Homebirth delivering biodynamic midwifery care to women and families in and around Nevada County, California. She apprenticed in Portland Oregon where she first met Courtney Jarecki at Alma Midwifery. Melanya gave birth to her…

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Listening to HBC: Heather’s Story

As part of our series of interviews with birth professionals, we sat down to talk to Heather Rische, LM CPM. Heather is a mother to an 18 year old son, nearly 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son. She has been a licensed midwife/ Certified Professional Midwife since 2002, and is a certified Birth…

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Listening to HBC: Tzipora’s Story

As part of our series of interviews with birth professionals, we sat down to talk with Tzipora Kirschner CPM, LDM. Tzipora is a Homebirth Midwife and Postpartum Doula specializing in Craniosacral therapy for moms and babies, flower essences and herbal remedies. When she’s not attending births; she enjoys dancing, gardening, making herbal medicine and getting out…

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Nicole’s Story

An HBC mama shares her story… 2009- I thought I was “soooo” prepared.  I had a great birth plan.  There was no way it was going to change.  I mean I watched “The Business of Being Born” for heaven’s sake.  I was going to stand my ground and have this magical natural water birth.  I…

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Cally’s HBC Story

An HBC mama shares her story… My baby was due on October 24th, 2012, and on the morning of the 23rd I found I was having a lot of “strong Braxton-Hicks” contractions. At least that’s what I told myself. They were coming every 3-4 minutes, but I could still talk through them. It just felt…

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Listening to HBC: Christine’s Story

As part of our series of interviews with birth professionals, we sat down to talk with Christine. Christine is the founder and owner of With Woman Birth Support, offering doula services and placenta encapsulation in the southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Philadelphia areas. Christine also facilitates a Birth Story Healing Circle for women interested in processing…

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Heather’s HBC Story

An HBC mama shares her story… I went into labour on my due date; I had spent the day resigning myself to going post-dates and even joked with a friend who asked for a belly pic. At 11pm, I had my first contraction – and right away, they were 45-90 seconds long & 3-5 minutes…

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Birth Poetry

The following poem was written by our Community Manager, Ann, about her HBC experience. It will appear in the upcoming Homebirth Cesarean book. Untitled And after three days he cried, Mama. Mama, I cannot come to you. Mama, I am so tired. Mama, please reach in, please send help. Mama, I cannot finish the journey…

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