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  1. Homebirth
    I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a newly Certified Midwife living in CT. Professional Certified Midwife. I offer complete home birth Midwifery Care. Joyful Mama Midwifery Carolyn 860-882-9869
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    Hilary Duff's little girl Banks is five-months-old now, but Duff recently shared a private and beautiful moment between the two right after she gave birth at home, and the heartwarming hug gives us all the feels. While we of course know the first few precious moments with baby after birth are...
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    Stories of women giving birth on the way to the hospital are not unheard of. This one, however, is beyond exceptional. When Alexis Swinney and her husband, Dominique, woke up on the morning on September 5th, they expected that the day had arrived to welcome their fifth child to the family. As...
  4. 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...
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    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...
  6. 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...
  7. Pregnancy & Birth
    My first baby was born in a birth center with midwives. I had access to a birthing tub and shower. I could stay mobile through my entire labor, and I ate and stayed hydrated. All of that was helpful, but there was one unexpected tool that ended up being my favorite: a heated rice sock. It's no...
  8. Pregnancy & Birth
    When a woman knows her own strength, there is very little that can stop her. And some, like Hannah Hooper, pause to take a photo for the world to see. Hannah Hooper is no stranger to pregnancy and birth. Just shy of her 30th birthday, Hannah has welcomed six healthy children into the world. Her...
  9. 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...
  10. Pregnancy & Birth
    James Van Der Beek shares a glimpse into his family's beautifully chaotic home birth. There are few things that Mothering loves more than skin-to-skin contact, delayed cord clamping, and the home birth of a healthy baby. Apparently, James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly feel the same. The...
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    According to a report from the Utah Department of Health, the face of birthing has drastically changed in Utah over the last 15 years. A growing number of women are choosing to give birth outside of a hospital setting. In fact, according to a 2016 study that examined birthing trends, 60,000...
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    An Arkansas homebirth midwife is facing disciplinary action for honoring the wishes of her client to decline a vaginal exam during pregnancy. Many pregnant women seeking to minimize medical interventions during pregnancy turn to home births. With the hope that they will be able to make informed...
  13. Pregnancy & Birth
    Fox Valley Birth And Baby is a doula and photography agency that specializes in helping pregnant mamas create beautiful memories. Based in Northeast Wisconsin, Fox Valley Birth and Baby is run by four passionate moms who have attended nearly 300 births combined. Their work has garnered media...
  14. Pregnancy & Birth
    Whether you had a hospital birth, a home birth, or something in between, you will fall in love with these beautifully intimate photos that invite us to Baby's first homecoming. A home birth is a birth that takes place in a residence, not a hospital. It can be done on the bed, in the tub...
  15. 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...
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    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...
  17. Pregnancy & Birth
    Ashley Devoe is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer based in Northwest Indiana. She submitted this beautiful birth story to Mothering, and we had to share. This is the birth story of breech baby girl, Fidelma. On her blog, Ashley describes the birth of baby girl, Fidelma, a...
  18. Pregnancy & Birth
    Birthing at home is remarkable in and of itself, but birthing an 11 pound 2 ounce baby at home is nothing short of heroic. Certainly, we've all heard the adage: knowledge is power. However, this might not always be the case when it comes to birth. Take the beautiful Natalie Bancroft of Spokane...
  19. 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...
  20. Homebirth
    Anyone have a recommendation for a midwife in the Columbus area. I'm 6 weeks pregnant from our 2nd round of IUI. I have PCOS, but otherwise in good health, so not expecting any complications.
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