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Breech babies and birthing plans

Let’s backtrack to the 37th week, two weeks before Alice was born. Henry and I went to my weekly check-up together, to have “The Talk” with our doctor.

An open-adoption birthmother’s ode to a supposedly 7 pound baby

He was 9lbs 10oz, 23 inches long, 10 fingers, 10 toes. Perfect. His adoptive parents cut his umbilical cord together, his adoptive mother was the first to hold him after me.

HunnyDu’s birth story

Daddy and Lyra are cuddling on the couch together, so I’m taking the time while I have it to tell of my birth adventure. My original plan was to have a natural birth, at Kaiser, with midwives and a doula. I boned up hard for this test, took classes, read books, did birth affirmations daily, […]