Birthed At Home – The HBAC of Baby Ford

Guest Post from Cainna B. After my first son was born via c-section for breech presentation, I knew that I wanted to attempt a VBAC for any subsequent children. I got in touch with Bonnie on the morning of my positive pregnancy test (she was so wonderful during my first birth that I hurried to snap her up again at the first opportunity!), and I asked her to suggest some VBAC m...
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Mae’s Birth Story

Guest Post from Jessica C. She was only two days late but I remember feeling like she was never going to come. I realize the impossibility of that statement and I realized it then but still. I went into labor around 4:30am on Friday January 17th. I downloaded an app to track my contractions and they were getting progressively stronger so I knew Mae was on her way. I let Dav...
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Laboring In Love: The Birth of Lincoln Edward

  Guest Post from Jennifer R.  About 1:30am on Friday, December 12th I woke up and knew I was in labor. I had previously had contractions that seemed like labor, but this was different. I was feeling pain in my back in addition to my abdomen, and I was spotting. I got out of bed because I was uncomfortable. I came out to the living room to try to sleep on the couch, as I...
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Newborns and Napping

Guest Post: Melissa Perry from The Cradle Coach Even if you aren’t a routine oriented person by nature, the ability to teach your baby certain habits is crucial in working to establish good sleeping patterns. Babies thrive on routine. The reason for this: your child will learn and know what is expected from them, giving them a sense of security, and create an easier ability ...
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What’s Your Story?

As a doula, I often have the honor of supporting women as they welcome their babies into the world.  Every birth story is unique and different from the one before and the one after.  There are 2 things though, that they all have in common, and that's an immense amount of courage and strength. Whether you choose to birth your baby at home, in a hospital, or at a birth center;...
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

  From the time you see the two little lines show up on the stick, you are being inundated with decisions to make regarding you and your baby. These decisions continue all through pregnancy, as you near your due date, into labor & delivery, and after as you decide the best way to parent and care for your newborn.   All of the decisions can feel so ove...
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