My story, is about taking back power in birth – it isn’t going to look the same for everyone, but this was my process. I am a c-section, Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) and homebirth mama. My journey started out with a traumatic birth and ended with the most empowered experience I could ever imagine.… Continue reading Kristin’s Birth Story
A quick google search for “labour essentials” or “what to pack labour and delivery” will yield thousands of results and lists upon lists of what you need for the big event. I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say I was searching furiously for the ultimate list from about 32 weeks, assuming… Continue reading The “Essentials” for Labour & Birth
My labour and delivery was pretty smooth up until the very end. I was in labour for about two days before I actually got admitted into the hospital. I ended up getting an epidural at 5 cm and that ended up being an amazing experience. I was terrified of getting it so when it happened… Continue reading Tori’s Birth Story
To all the mothers who didn’t feel like superwoman after giving birth… this one’s for us. It’s for the women who felt weak and dare I say, frail, after finally delivering their baby. For the new mother who felt used and empty, instead of this overflowing accomplishment everyone promises. For the woman who, to this… Continue reading Birth Made Me Feel Weak.
I’ve read an article, Facebook post and Instagram caption or two, about the delightful little downhill run to birth. Nearly all of them warn of the suspenseful wait as weeks 35, week 36 and week 37 slowly (ever so slowly) tick over. All the while you continue to grow and stretch to accommodate the little… Continue reading The Three(ish) Week Wait
I've had three boys in three years and their births' were all quite different. With my first (Micah), I didn't really think about the birth and figured, 'every mother has done it, how hard can it be?' It never occurred to me that I would end up having a c section, not once. I had a… Continue reading Georgia’s Birth Story
My daughter, Remi, was due on December 22nd, 2019. Pregnancy had been difficult. I experienced a lot of prenatal anxiety during my first trimester due to suffering a miscarriage two months prior to falling pregnant with Remi. I suffered through severe morning sickness from week 5 until week 20 and then experienced pregnancy insomnia for… Continue reading Sarah’s Birth Story
The times are rough estimates, as I wasn't taking notes during labour (obviously)... 9:00 am I had my waters broken and was 2 centimetres dilated. 9:45 am The drip was started to bring on my contractions. 10:30 am I was thinking, "hmm... I can feel them coming now," but was still smiling and laughing because… Continue reading Jennifer’s Birth Story