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Ashley’s Fourth Birth: Born in the Bathroom before midwife arrives!

February 8, 2014

Here’s a bit of my history, before I get to the birth! This is my 4th baby, my previous 3 were all born at home. I had a lot of fears about having another baby and after getting pregnant I very seriously considered having an elective c-section. Then I started looking into hypnobirthing. I felt […]

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Another “baby’s choice” homebirth!

September 20, 2010

So, I have a soft-spot in my heart for stories of women who accidentally have their babies at home, or in the tub, on the toilet, on route to the hospital, or in the garage (in my case!). During my third pregnancy, I secretly wanted a home-birth, but I was nervous that my baby was going to be “TOO BIG”. I used to read stories […]

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Accidentally Unassisted Homebirth Video

August 1, 2010

This is the easiest birth I’ve ever seen. The surprised look on the mom’s face as her baby slips out easily and she pulls him up out of the water is priceless. She says, “Labor was so fast the midwife didn’t make it in time. When we called her to ask where she was, she said […]

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My Unplanned Home (or actually, minivan) Birth

December 21, 2009

Our third beautiful boy was born in the back of our mini-van on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 10:21 PM. It was a cold, snowy night, and the experience has changed me forever. I secretly always wanted a home birth, but I was chicken because I thought my babies were just “too big” to be born safely at home. But I used to visualize, over and over, that my labor was so easy and so […]

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