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  1. Unassisted Childbirth
    I’m a first time mom, due in May sometime. Husband and I got a doula for a hospital birth which I’m…very hesitant about since doing a lot of research so I’m half way hoping baby comes out at home with the doula. I just want to be me and baby, no one rubbing baby off vigorously with towels or...
  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. Other
    The Supreme Court in Spain has just sent a very clear message to parents-to-be: If you choose to birth at home and your baby dies, you could face imprisonment. The loss of a child is truly incomprehensible, but what if that loss was followed by jail time? This is exactly what happened to a...
  4. Pregnancy & Birth
    Sometimes the best-laid plans do not materialize in the way that you had hoped, which is often the case during birth. A new study finds that a third of women in Ireland who wanted home births ended up delivering in a hospital. I remember the day well. It was a cold, but bright, February...
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