Tag: midwife

Rowan Cole Strout was born June 25th at 10:47am, weighing 9lbs. It was my longest but easiest labour! You can read about Finnley’s birth here. Each birth of my children was different but all three were unmedicated and out of hospital.

snapped one last pic of my bump at 3am.

I woke up at 12:30am on a Thursday with what I recognized as a contraction. It was enough to wake me up but felt like pre-labour not active labour.

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Our little girl, Finnley Raine made her arrival on Dec 2 at 3:25pm after just an hour of labour! She was born at home, on our bed, surrounded by my husband, mom and two midwives.  She’s 12 days old now and such a sweet sweet baby! Here is her birth story…  Oh, fair warning that it’s a bit graphic. I mean, birth IS graphic! I’m tired of it being glossed over and people having an unrealistic idea of what it looks like.

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Well, I’m almost 40 weeks pregnant and pretty much ready for baby to make her arrival!  With my first, I planned a birth center birth but this time around I knew I wanted a home birth.  I will say, preparing for a home birth has definitely been more work but I’m really excited about it and thought I’d share some tips on getting prepared!  Also, if you’re freaked out by the idea of a home birth maybe this will help calm you a bit  haha

With the birth center,

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