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Why You Should Prepare for Natural Birth

By | June 10, 2014

By Kristen Burgess, Contributing Writer Many moms review birth options during pregnancy and decide that a natural birth would be best.  Some choose a midwife, some choose a doctor with a good track record for vaginal births.  But preparation for natural childbirth stops there for many women.  You want to go natural, you trust your Read More

Preparing for Baby # 4

By | January 22, 2014

  March 19th is quickly approaching. To most that is simply another day. For me, it’s my due date. If this birth is anything like my others, the baby will be born pretty close to that date. My first baby was born 2 days after her due date, our oldest two 2 or 3 days Read More

A Birth Story: When God’s Plan is Different from Your Plan

By | November 12, 2013

If you want to hear more about what I experienced in my first pregnancy, you can read about my first trimester and second trimester. I never got around to writing about my third trimester, even though I had plenty of time. Here’s why. I had been planning a natural birth at a local birth center Read More

Welcome Baby Giveaway!

By | April 8, 2013

In case you haven’t heard, our newest little one, Nathan, arrived on Sunday, March 10th.  You can read his birth story here, if you’re curious. I partnered with several companies to offer some new baby items for giveaway, as a celebration to welcome him! New Baby Items There were five companies involved in this giveaway: Read More

Nathan’s Birth Story

By | March 18, 2013

Nathan James, born March 10th, 2013 at 1:47 AM.  He was born at home, in the water, caught by his father.  7 lbs. 11 oz. and 19″ long. I have my third little boy (and fourth child)!  I am still so excited to say “my boys” and see all of them!  Nathan is a week old Read More

THIS is How We Birth in America?

By | April 24, 2012

Image by koadmunkee I am incredibly annoyed and frustrated as I write this.  I’m writing it because it has to be said.  It’s something I’ve thought for a long time, but it’s two events that occurred in a single day that pushed me to do this now. First, I read a beautiful planned-HBAC story that Read More

Why Women Choose Home Birth (and Real Health Issues)

By | March 17, 2012

Open any website these days and you’ll find women ranting about how their access to birth control is becoming limited (although that’s a misnomer anyway; it’s not access, it’s whether or not insurance companies are paying for it.  And as always there are clinics for women who have no insurance or cannot afford the co-pay Read More

Jacob’s Birth Story

By | August 11, 2011

This will be the final entry in my ” pregnancy journal!”  Although I realized that somehow pregnancy brain got to me and I didn’t cover a lot of important issues, like why I didn’t take prenatal vitamins, or why we aren’t circumcising our sons, or…I’m sure there’s more!  If you have any questions, please feel Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Caesarean Sections

By | May 4, 2011

If you’re new, you may want to check out the older posts in the series! While most babies these days are still delivered vaginally, a significant number — around 30% — are delivered via Caesarean section, or c-section.  This is a surgical delivery where babies are removed through an incision in the mother’s abdomen.  The Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Water Birth

By | April 27, 2011

If you’re new to this series, you may want to check out the older posts.  And yes…we are almost done now! When you’re expecting a baby, you have a lot of choices.  What type of care, where to deliver, which tests you should receive, and so on.  But you can also choose the type of Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Pain Management

By | April 20, 2011

**By the way, I’m nominated for the top 100 mom food blogs at Babble!  Vote for me today! (Yes, I’m listed twice; check alphabetically because unfortunately I can’t link directly to it.)** If you’re new to this series, check out all the older posts! “So, are you going natural, or getting the epidural?”  It’s a Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Waiting for Labor

By | April 6, 2011

If you’re new to this series, you may want to check out the older posts first! The end of pregnancy comes when labor finally starts.  But…what happens in those last weeks when it doesn’t?  For days…and weeks…!  Most women are ready to be done by the time they hit 32 – 34 weeks, and they’re Read More


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