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Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

It is with great joy we welcome to this world Our Daughter

| February 8, 2013

I guess the best place to start is the day of your birth.  I wish I remembered more, but somehow I have been left with a hazy memory, a cloudy smear of the day that forever changed my life.  I knew you would be born this day, November 7th 2012.  It was a Wednesday, exactly […]

Always the Over-Achiever – Getting all the Gold Stars… on paper

| April 19, 2012

Naomi’s Birthing Story I’ve been an over-achiever for as long as I can remember, and I approached pregnancy in the same vein. I did everything I could to ensure a smooth and healthy pregnancy, with the expectation that a smooth and healthy delivery would naturally follow. And it did – but not exactly the way […]

Birth Story of Jennifer Lieselotte Judith Tarn Archbold

| February 8, 2012

My pregnancy with Jennifer had been by far the easiest of the three pregnancies I had. I had no morning sickness at all with her. Half the time I didn’t feel pregnant at all. I worked in a Swine Nutrition lab at the time, so some of my duties had to be altered, so I […]

Di’s Second Birth – July 2011

| September 14, 2011

This is the story of the stillbirth of my son, Sebastian. It was a memorable experience, if not a happy one. I have written it without really softening the edges. When Sebastian was born, we already knew he wasn’t alive. Just before noon on July 8th, we found out the results of that morning’s ultrasound, which […]

Meghan’s Birth Story

| June 9, 2010

Before giving birth, I tried to be as open-minded as possible about my options. I did my research, looking into homebirth, drugs versus drug-free, etc. I was open to the idea of an epidural – but not set on it unless I felt that I needed it.  We were prepared for the idea of a […]