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At 11 days overdue, I was ready to try anything to naturally induce labor. Here's Mia's birth story and my first birthing center experience.

Mia’s Birth Story: 11 Days Overdue & First Birth with a Midwife

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If you haven't checked my post on my pregnancy, you can read it here. In that post, I describe when I found out I was pregnant, how I had a lot of bleeding at 5 weeks, and our reaction at the anatomy scan ultrasound. Amelia's birth was...a long time coming,…

My Fourth Pregnancy: Subchorionic Hemorrhage at 6 Weeks

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I don't enjoy being pregnant. None of my pregnancies would I describe as easy or smooth - with Genny, she had a cystic hygroma at 12 weeks gestation; with Nora, I suffered recurring UTI's; and in between those two pregnancies, we lost a baby at 6 weeks. My pregnancy with…
What I'm taking to the birthing center

What’s In My Birth Bag? (My Birthing Center Checklist)

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I've had two hospital births, one where I went into labor naturally and the other where I was induced. Two very different stories. This third time around will be yet another very different story as I'm giving birth at a birthing center with midwives instead! At this particular facility, their…