Category Archives: childbirth

a beautiful beginning: Vincent M’s birth story.

Birth is so unpredictable. Stages of labor can often be estimated by trained eyes of professionals, especially doulas. Vicki was determined to have an intervention free labor and was trying to avoid being checked as long as possible. At triage she learned she was definitely in full active labor and a few hours later, labor […]

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a beautiful beginning: maxwell dean’s birth story.

Mel and I always say that one of the most beautiful things to witness is a natural laboring mama trusting her body to do what it was made to do. I have to add to that and say that it is almost equally as beautiful to see the dads (especially the first-timers) caring for the […]

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a beautiful beginning: ethan carter’s birth story.

Kylie was not due until Sept.7, so it definitely took me by surprise when I got a text from her late Friday night saying she had been having contractions all week! I was still on a high from all the anxiousness & excitement from Melanie’s birth that night, so I told Melanie it looks like […]

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