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Birth Stories

Giving birth is a profound and transformative moment in a person’s life. We want you to feel ready and knowledgeable for your labor and baby’s debut! Here you can explore expert advice on topics like vaginal unmedicated and medicated births, C-section births, home births, birth center births, and adoption. Read inspiring birth stories, helpful tips, and essential product recommendations that can support you through this life-changing journey.

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My Journey to Motherhood

Journey to Motherhood: My First Pregnancy and Birth

Every woman's journey to motherhood is beautiful and unique. Here, one woman shares the story of how she became a mother for the first time.

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Our Home Birth Story: Lily Belle

We had a home birth with our firstborn, but our second baby's birth was intense! Here's our home birth story with our daughter, Lily Belle.

Our Birth Story: How I Became a Mother

Our Birth Story: How I Became a Mother

My due date had come and gone. Then at 41 weeks, the contractions came. I was going to become a mother. Here's our son's birth story.

Why is This Taking So Long? When Labor Stalls Out

Why is This Taking So Long? When Labor Stalls Out

Here is the story of how one mom's labor stalled and ways you can be better prepared to not be in the same boat.

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Birth Trauma and How to Overcome a Difficult Birthing Experience – Podcast Ep 76

We're chatting with psychologist Teela Tomassetti about birth trauma and how to overcome a difficult birthing experience. Here's what to know.

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Our Home Birth Story: Lily Belle

We had a home birth with our firstborn, but our second baby's birth was intense! Here's our home birth story with our daughter, Lily Belle.

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What to Expect During Labor and a Vaginal Birth – Podcast Ep 55

We've covered what to expect during each trimester and now we are sharing our birth stories & what to expect during labor & a vaginal birth.

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What is Birth Trauma? And How to Move Forward

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I Had a Baby During the Covid Pandemic

Worrying about having a baby during the Covid pandemic is only natural. Stephanie Teitelbaum experienced it first hand. Here's her story.

Why is This Taking So Long? When Labor Stalls Out

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In the spirit of keeping it real, I’m going to tell you what I wish someone had told me before having a c-section.

My Journey to Motherhood

Journey to Motherhood: My First Pregnancy and Birth

Every woman's journey to motherhood is beautiful and unique. Here, one woman shares the story of how she became a mother for the first time.

Birth Hypnosis - Does it Really Lessen the Pain?

Birth Hypnosis – Does it Really Lessen the Pain?

Two moms share their birth hypnosis experiences with Hypnobabies, explain how it works, and why they will never have another baby without it!

5 Things That Helped Me Through My Unexpected C-Section

5 Things That Helped Me Through My Unexpected C-Section

When your birth plan goes awry, it can be scary. A mom shares 5 tips she learned from her experience of having an unexpected c-section.

Why I Chose to Give Birth at a Birth Center

Why I Chose to Give Birth at a Birth Center

Choose freedom when it comes to your birth experience. With a birth center, you can get the low-risk birth you're dreaming of.

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My Unplanned, Unassisted, Home Birth

My Unplanned, Unassisted, Home Birth Story

I got out of the tub and screamed "the baby is coming!" A mom shares her unplanned, unassisted, home birth story!

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