• A couple days ago, I shared my fifth baby’s home birth story.  It’s been a popular read, probably because this birth was unlike what I have experienced before.  I thought I knew how birth worked, for my body, after having three babies naturally and at home.  This birth threw me for a loop.  It was… [Continue Reading]

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