January 23, 2020

Dax was born at 3:39 AM 9/30/19. 40 weeks and 6 days. 
My second natural birth, first baby born in water. 

I woke up to a contraction at 1:32 AM. I had felt these same contractions for a few weeks and they had woken me up before so I didn't think much of it. I went to...

January 23, 2020

Madelyn N Trumbull was delivered by Stephanie and Amber in the Cottage at the family birth center in New Braunfels on Sep. 23 2015.

I entered this experience with midwives because I believed that the rush of modern day delivery at the hospital resulted in an unnecessary...

January 23, 2020

Paisley was due May 5th of 2017. She was eleven days LATE! I was eight days late with Madelyn and I thought that was bad, I was wrong, eleven days late was the worst.

The morning before birth I had an ultrasound scheduled to do a full checkup on baby and my placenta. A...

January 23, 2020

When people ask how Callie came into the world, all I can respond with is, “perfectly.”

I knew, years ago, that I wanted to bring my babies into the world in the comfort of my home. I wanted my baby’s first impression of the world to be cozy, loved, warm, and secure. I...

January 23, 2020

Aubrey’s Birth Story

My last baby. The birth I yearned for (and didn’t get last time thanks to Hurricane Harvey.) Her “due date” was January 1, 2020, but I was ready 2 weeks before since Tyson was scheduled to leave town for 2 months, just 9 days after her due date. Mon...

January 23, 2020

In 1980 I was born at home.  My father went out to ”find the midwife” (again, 1980), and by the time they both arrived, I was already born.  My mother, deep into labor and all alone, had pushed the dresser in front of her bed, so she could look in the mirror and see wh...

January 23, 2020

Evelyn Rose Williams was born at our home in New Braunfels with Stephanie Saunders and my husband, Robert,  by my side. Along with my Doula, Myta Smith and multiple others, Amber Reidel and Misty Lux, who attended various parts of my labor journey. It was my first birt...

January 23, 2020

I apologize in advance, this is incredibly long, but then again, so was my labor. 

I woke up at 2am on Sunday morning, starting to feel more Braxton-Hicks. I had been feeling them on and off for a week or two but knew they were normal. I tried going back to sleep but th...

January 23, 2020

I know a lot of people thought we were crazy for wanting a home birth. Some were more outspoken about it than others! But luckily, Luke and I were on the same page about how we wanted things to go...and we had some extremely supportive family and friends...and of cours...

January 23, 2020

After weeks of prodromal labor and false alarms, I was not expecting to text the midwife at 6:30 am and deliver a baby less than two hours later. But that was how we began a whirlwind experience that culminated in the HBA2C of our beautiful son. Now looking back, every...

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