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  1. Birth and Beyond
    Hi I'm training to be a doctor and I'm conducting a piece of research on cesarean sections as the C-section rate is growing year on year yet there hasn't been much of an improvement in newborn and maternal mortality rates. Not looking to start a debate just wanting some honest views to help...
  2. Birth Stories
    The Long-Awaited Birth of Merit Fred The Happy Tale of a Ridiculously Gradual Labor and Home Birth. My edd was "mid-December"(Dec 22 2013 at the LATEST.), as Christmas and New Years passed and we entered into the first week of 2014 I was convinced I would be pregnant forever. F.O.R.E.V.E.R...
  3. Birth Stories
    I am a Post-Partum Doula and Birth Circle host, in Northern Virginia, and am on a quest to collect Birth Stories! I am featuring birth stories on my blog, RADIANT BIRTH, of all kinds - hospital, home, water, c-section, unassisted, medicated. I believe that every story is important and should be...
  4. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">Oh Jack!!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:calibri;">December 19<sup>th</sup></span>, 2010 I gave birth to my 5<sup>th</sup> child, a boy!! Jack Daniel and he was and still is a total...
  5. Unassisted Childbirth
    <p>Hi,</p> <p> </p> <p>I blog about UC at <a href="http://www.writeaboutbirth.com" target="_blank">www.writeaboutbirth.com</a> and am hoping some of you ladies would like to share your birth stories on my blog. Of course, my story is on there and there are some others too, but I would love to...
  6. Birth Stories
    <p>Finally written and published:</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://geistdesfritz.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/the-birth-of-malla/" target="_blank">http://geistdesfritz.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/the-birth-of-malla/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Here;s the post copied into the forum, but the blog also has a few...
  7. Birth Stories
    <p>Let me start out by saying that my labor with Guy (DS) was 31 hours, so even hoping for a faster labor, I was planning on at least 18 hours. I was at work Saturday, which is my regular day to work a double shift. At 8 o'clock, 14 hours into my shift, I started getting contractions. I...
  8. Birth Stories
    <p>Here is my birth story. I am an analytical kind of person, so I broke it up by days and times, because that's how I remember it. My midwife gave me a copy of her charts, so I used that also to remember some of the specifics. I know it's long, but I wanted to write every detail that I could...
  9. VBAC
    <p>(also posted in April DDC)</p> <p> </p> <p>Quick stats</p> <p>daughter Neri Adel, born at home in the water, 4:30ish Tuesday morning, April 5, 8lbs 4oz 20in, full head of dark hair, huge gender surprise. I was guessing and so sure she'd be a 9lb+ boy like DS. I was 39+1. Born after 5 hours...
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