Birth Stories

10 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
10 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section | Baby Chick

I had my dream birth plan. It was carefully crafted, revised multiple times to include small details like the playlist I hoped to give birth to, and represented the birth I had always dreamed of. All of my diligent planning went out the window, though, when my little girl was “asynclitic” (basically, had her head […]


Birth Hypnosis – Does it Really Lessen the Pain?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 By Hannah Crews
Birth Hypnosis - Does it Really Lessen the Pain? | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: This post is sponsored by Hypnobabies, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The concept of having an unmedicated birth is becoming more and more popular with moms today. The idea that women are capable of allowing their bodies to deliver their child naturally, without any drugs or outside pain relievers, […]


5 Things That Helped Me Through My Unexpected C-Section

Thursday, March 1, 2018 By Hannah Southerland
5 Things That Helped Me Through My Unexpected C-Section | Baby Chick

“Please!” I begged, “Please let me have a c-section!” Ugly crying and starving I was at hour 53 of labor with little to no progress. I had been induced and to save you all of the gory details let’s just sum it up and say I was T-I-R-E-D. After some convincing and a final check […]


Why I Chose to Give Birth at a Birth Center

Thursday, January 18, 2018 By Sarah Ring
Why I Chose to Give Birth at a Birth Center | Baby Chick

In today’s political upheaval in regards to health care, many women are starting to feel a squeeze. They are burdened with the pressure to birth according to their insurance providers protocol and are not necessarily getting the birth experience they were hoping for. For me, as a small business owner who’s only options are high […]


Our Birth Story: How I Became a Mother

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 By Nina Spears
Our Birth Story: How I Became a Mother | Baby Chick

All photos by Stephanie Shirley Photography. My due date had come and gone. And every day after felt like torture. Not because I was uncomfortable–yes, I didn’t feel completely amazing–it was because every. single. person. was texting me or calling me asking if I had gone into labor yet. Nope. No baby. I was still […]


My Unplanned, Unassisted, Home Birth

Thursday, June 1, 2017 By Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
My Unplanned, Unassisted, Home Birth | Baby Chick

As my son’s second birthday is quickly approaching I am reflecting on his unplanned, but awesome home birth. I had an easy, healthy, low risk pregnancy, which made me a great candidate for a natural birth center birth. I prepared hard for my birth by practicing yoga, taking hypnobirthing classes, squatting regularly, and eating a […]


My Journey to Motherhood

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 By Quinn Kelly
My Journey to Motherhood | Baby Chick

My journey to motherhood began like most of you. I looked down at a pregnancy test and saw a positive sign. And did not believe what I saw. I sat back down on the toilet and just stared. My body felt weak. And tingly. My first thought. “Wow. So that’s how it happens. This little […]


Fischer’s BIRTHday

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 By Lanie Towsley

I want to say I remember that day like it was yesterday. You know, seeing as how it ranks at the top of my “most important days of my life” list. But the truth is..I don’t remember it like it was yesterday. Sure, I remember bits and pieces..but sometimes when I recall it my husband […]


I Remember, This is Love: A Birth Story By Sarah Ring

Monday, May 11, 2015 By Sarah Ring

As I approached the end of my first pregnancy in spring 2012, I cannot tell you how many women said to me “Don’t worry, you won’t remember being in labor or the pain once they put that precious baby in your arms”. Even then, I felt like they we’re completely full of it. My experience […]