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Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

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 […]

Birth Story of Thomas, May 2004

| May 27, 2010

At 3:45 a.m., May 19, 2004, my son Jackson (2 ½ years old) woke me up by coming to our bed.  He said, “Mummy, I’m sore.”  When I felt him, I realized that he was burning up.  We went back to his bed and I lay down with him for a few minutes.  I realized […]

The Birth of Zadyn

| May 22, 2010

Zadyn Pele was due on September 11th, 2009, and didn’t arrive until September 20th, 2009.  I had chosen to do a natural homebirth with my two amazing midwives T and C. After Zadyn’s due date came and went I started to feel very antsy.  The discomfort of late pregnancy was really getting to me.  I couldn’t sleep through the night […]

The Birth of Jackson, November 2001

| May 10, 2010

This is how I came to decide on homebirth, and why it was the best choice for me.  I have a friend who was studying to be a midwife when my husband and I were first married.  She was the one who first started talking to me about the physiology of birth and how hospital […]

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| May 2, 2010