January 20, 2020

I love birth. I picked up a book on natural child birth when I was pregnant with my first baby, at the age of 22, and ever since then I have been fascinated with every aspect of it. After I gave birth to my first baby (Charlotte), an unmedicated hospital birth with an OB, I couldn’t wait to do it again. In fact I became a certified birth doula during that time, because I loved it...

October 21, 2019

The Birth Story of Aiden Ellis

From the moment I drove home from the hospital after delivering my firstborn via unplanned c-section under general anesthesia, I knew I wanted to give birth vaginally if we had more children. I spent the next two years learning everything I could about VBAC and the culture around birth. It was also during this time that I found the online birth commu...

September 17, 2018

Oh my sweet baby boy, where do I begin?

As we celebrate your first birthday today, I find myself reflecting on our journey together. I loved being pregnant with you, watching my body change as you grew inside me, listening to your heartbeat at each check-up, and feeling you move around. Feeling you every day was absolutely my favorite part of our early time together. The first tim...

November 15, 2017

Oh Felix, I did not know what to expect going into labor with you. Your sister’s births were so different from one another.  I daydreamed constantly of your birth and how it would unfold.  Some dreams were easy and light and other dreams, I would let the fear creep in.  I knew our process would fall somewhere on the spectrum between birth one and two, I just wasn’t quite sure how...

October 25, 2017

In general, I am very regimented. From the get-go, my life plan was to get good grades, attend and graduate college, establish a career, get married, buy a house, and FINALLY become a mommy - preferably to more than one. So there was always a lot of future thinking and planning ahead for the next big step. I know, BASIC. Oh yeah, and I wanted to be a young mom, too. My husband, A...

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