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  1. Pregnancy & Birth
    One mama's viral post about her failed birth plan is a powerful truth about the goal of the birth process, and how unique it is for every woman. Samantha Joy is a 33-year-old Identity Coach who lives with her partner Gabe in Denver, Colorado. The first-time mom recently blew the Internet up...
  2. Pregnancy & Birth
    Births don't always go according to plan. This mama's homebirth plans changed rapidly when her midwife dropped her from care at 38 weeks. We all have a particular plan in mind when we envision our births, and changing those plans abruptly can be hard to accept. Autumn Reese, a mom of two from...
  3. Pregnancy & Birth
    Mega-star Beyoncé took the opportunity to share the story of her preeclampsia with her twins' pregnancy, telling fans that her pregnancy and their birth has made her a survivor. Beyoncé's twins are now over a year old, and she finally feels ready to talk about the harrowing events of her...
  4. Other
    There are inherent risks in pregnancy and birth. The death of an Indian woman following a home birth is raising questions about accountability. The death of a 28-year-old private school teacher is making headlines throughout India. On July 22nd, a woman identified as K. Krithiga from the South...
  5. Pregnancy & Birth
    This German mother of six gives new meaning to natural birth, as she shares a video of her unassisted home birth in her children's playground. Mothering viewers may not be as surprised as the rest of the world to read about Sarah Schmid. The 36-year-old mother of six is known for her extensive...
  6. Green Goods
    Sometimes, criticism of a traumatic birth story leaves you ashamed, small, and very alone. In a world connected through social media, mama-shaming seems to run wild. Mothers who have very different stances on parenting choices can be vocal enough that they leave some mothers feeling ashamed of...
  7. Pregnancy & Birth
    A family dog in Texas became a very special doggy doula when he helped keep a watchful eye over his mama as she birthed his new little 'sister.' Homebirths are special. Mama's family rallies around her and helps welcome the newest bundle of joy into the tribe. For Brooke Ellington, a mom in...
  8. Baby
    Fathers often play a supporting role during labor and the immediate post-partum period. However, this amazing Dad took the lead! Pregnancy and birth don't always go as expected, and this was true for April and Maxamillian Kendall Neubauer. On June 26th, the couple gave birth to a healthy...
  9. Baby
    A uterus rupture is a scary event, and I knew the risks going into my fourth c-section. Despite the risk, I never believed it would happen to me - until it did. Some might call me a c-section expert, even though that's not the topic I wanted to be an expert in. I knew the risks going into my...
  10. Other
    If you think you've heard it all when it comes to amazing birth stories, this one might just blow your mind. It's about a Nashville woman who gave birth all by herself in an Istanbul hotel room. Tia Savonne Freeman, a 22-year-old U.S. Air Force senior airman, was in "denial" about her...
  11. Pregnancy & Birth
    Anyone who has experienced childbirth can tell you that it's hard. Here is an affirmation for when you feel defeated. Natural birth proponents often compare drug-free birth to running a marathon. It's not easy, but you can do it, and you feel great about it afterwards! One of the aspects of...
  12. Baby
    On Thursday March 8th, 11:24 pm, this little baby came into the world with a big smile and outstretched arms, practically screaming: "HELLO WORLD!!!" First shared on Love What Matters, this is the adorable story of Baby Sullivan's birth. Related: Mom Captures Magic of Life Through Newborn...
  13. Pregnancy & Birth
    For the birth of her third child, Kathleen Fleury, a busy working mother from coastal Maine, decided to put hypnobirthing to the test. This is her story. For the birth of my third child, my birthing cave was decorated just as I had imagined: soft chiffon ribbons of fabric were draped across my...
  14. Baby
    These photos depict the moments right after a tourist gave birth to her baby in The Red Sea. At first glance, the birth seems unplanned - the mama-to-be is wearing swim goggles and a bikini, after all. But according to reports, the woman gave birth with the help of her partner and doctor...
  15. Pregnancy & Birth
    Once you've decided you want to have an out-of-hospital birth, your next decision might be to birth at home or at a birth center. I have now had three babies in birth centers. While I believe home birth is a good option for some families, we chose a birth center for our three births and are so...
  16. Other
    There's something to be said about having a birth photographer capture the special moment your baby comes into this world, and one Kansas mom might know this more than anyone as her photographer took pictures of her giving birth in the hallway in the ER! When a woman is about to have her sixth...
  17. Pregnancy & Birth
    As soon as you get pregnant, people start telling you their birth stories. Why aren't any of these inspiring? Throughout your youth and especially during your pregnancy, you do your best not to let the scary stories sink in, and you have your baby. Afterward, you tell your own story. What you...
  18. Baby
    After a failed induction and a failed VBAC, I was ready to have a birth I loved. My husband and I worked together to ensure all of my needs were met to finally have a healing C-section. We found out I was pregnant with our third child in June 2015, after two years of trying. Internally, I...
  19. Baby
    Story is powerful. Story shapes the way we view and understand the world, our very selves. Story can change the world. Nothing is more compelling than the stories we tell ourselves and by extension, our children. One of the most formational stories we can tell our children is the story of their...
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