Unassisted Births Category

My daughter, still so little, was sleeping next to me, her little body curled up peacefully. As my contractions increased in intensity, I remember crying. I love her so much. I held her tight, and hoped that she would enjoy being a big sister. For a while, I watched TV and finished the article I was working on. I [...]

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I remember writing my birth story with my second son, it was empowering and wonderful and completely healing from my intervention-filled first birth. This time around, I’m still in a daze from the wonderment that is my body. I had bloody show on Friday, and contractions in the morning. After running some errands and shipping [...]

My second baby was 3 weeks early, so I was expecting my third baby ‘any time’ after that. Waiting was extremely tiring. I loved being pregnant this time & didn’t mind that he hadn’t come early, I just wished I had some idea *when* he was going to come. On Sunday, March 1, 2009, my [...]

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Things started the exact same way this time as they did with my first son, only difference being it was a couple weeks earlier in pregnancy.  My water broke on Tuesday morning.  I woke up around 3am and felt a bit damp, but figured it was just sweat since our place is hideously hot.  Around [...]

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It all started on Friday, March 30th. I woke up around 4am that morning having contractions. I headed to the bathroom and noticed there was bloody show. I went back to bed not wanting to alert Jeremy just yet,but at the same time thinking this baby will be here soon. The contractions lasted most of [...]

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I went from planning on making supper around 4:00, to sending hubby out to get McDonalds and my sister around 4:20, to them arriving home an hour later and 10 minutes after that hubby calling for my sister to come and catch while he was on the phone with 911.  The midwives were about 20 [...]

Thursday, the 29th of September, I got up early as usual, went to the gym and had a uneventful morning. We started schoolwork after our usual morning schedule once I got home and Kim had left for work, and close to 11 a.m., I felt my first sensation. I was not quite sure it was [...]

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Birth is inspiring, amazing, and empowering. This website shares a collection of real natural birth experiences from you, the readers. Births the way nature intended. No pitocin. No epidural. Just the beauty (and intensity!) of the human body at work. Whether you've had one natural birth, five natural births, or are considering natural birth in the future, our hope is you will find courage and joy in these stories. Enjoy.


Recommended Reading:


Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
 
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth