My First Homebirth

by Summer B., Dallas, TX Mother of Aviel Levi (02/26/10) I don’t remember when or why I decided to have a homebirth, except that I had met several women who I respected who shared their stories, and I have a strong cynicism toward the medical industry as a...

Finally, a Homebirth and a Boy!

by Beth B., Midlothian, TX Mother of Katie Beth (07/14/99), Abbie (05/23/02), Anna (09/30/03), Jenna (08/22/07), and Bryce (08/23/09 We had our first four children in hospitals, but with our fifth we decided to hire a midwife, in the beginning because we didn’t...

A Surprise Breech

by Robin M., Arlington, TX Mother of Melody (07/09/91), Adam (06/08/94), Olivia (05/13/01), and Sophia (09/08/09) and Stepmom of Brianna (04/28/99) My first baby was a hospital c-section, my second a hospital VBAC, and my third a homebirth. When I got pregnant the...

A Waterbirth Chronicle

by Celeste G., Haltom City, TX Mother of Ethan Austin (10/01/09) On October 1, the day finally arrived and it was wonderful! I’m going to document the experience for my own memory’s sake in this birth story too, so it will be long and very detailed. If you...

Overcoming Fear after a Stillbirth

by Erin C. Mother of Trinity (07/21/01) and Lily (11/08/02) On July 21, 2001, I gave birth to my first child, Trinity Morrigan. She was stillborn at 33 weeks, due to an apparent cord accident related to low amniotic fluid. I had planned a natural birth in a birth...

Indescribable Happiness

by Silky Mother of Eason (10/13/04) When I woke up at five in the morning in my 38th week of pregnancy with contractions, I was a little giddy, but told myself it was a dream and went back to sleep, waking about every 10 minutes. About 7am I knew it was the beginning...