Seven Stories

by Amy K., X, TX Mother of Rachel (’98), Sarah (’00), Rebekah (’02), Deborah (’04), Baby #1 – Rachel… I was two weeks overdue and somewhat depressed. I’d gone to get a sonogram earlier that day at the birth center where Ginger...

Full of Surprises

By Dawn G., TX Mom of Tyler (05/27/89), Wade (02/07/06), Wyatt (05/18/07), and Gabrielle (09/17/09) I am a 42-year-old nurse with a twenty-year-old, a three-year-old, a two-year-old, and a newborn! Having worked in a neo-natal unit and seen the inner workings of a...

Pregnancy with Hyperemesis

by Danielle K. Mom of Matthew and Allison I had my first baby Matthew in England, where it is very pro-home birth and positive about midwifery. We moved back to the States, and I knew I wanted to have another home birth with my second, but there are a lot of options...

Pain-Free Labor & Delivery

By Autumn P., Saginaw, TX Mom of Noah (08/12/05), Josiah (01/14/07), Victoria (3/26/08), and Baby #4 due 03/25/10 I was originally going to have a hospital birth, but when I asked my doctor what her C-section rate was, she was very evasive and could never give me an...