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What C-Section Moms Need

April is Cesarean Awareness Month, which gives me the opportunity to reflect back on my Cesarean birth and what I needed after. I don’t claim to speak for every mom who has given birth by C-section, but there are six things I gleaned not only from my own experience, but from reading hundreds of birth stories […]

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home birth

6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Birth

Birth evokes varied emotions, opinions and expectations. Whether it’s medicated or cesarean at the hospital, with a doula, at a birthing center, or at home, choosing where to birth is one piece along the journey. People often appeared surprised to learn we chose home birth since I work as a labor and delivery nurse and […]

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Urinary Incontinence - Dr. Potter

5 Myths (and Facts!) About Postpartum Urinary Incontinence: Why Kegels Are Not the Only Solution

We are delighted to partner with Dr. Angela Potter for this post and are thrilled by the giveaway she is offering PMB readers below!Did you have a baby recently and you now pee every time you stand up or laugh? You’re not alone! Urinary incontinence is common among postpartum women and it’s not talked about […]

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A Midwifes Birth Story

WHA Midwifery Birth Center: A Midwife Shares Her Own Birth Story {Sponsored}

Thank you to WHA Midwifery Birth Center for sponsoring this post!I’m a midwife and mummy of three. I’ve delivered hundreds of babies in different countries and cultures around the world, from Africa to Australia. Birth is both my profession and passion, therefore making the right choice for my own family about where I would birth […]

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VBAC

How My VBAC Healed Me

On August 2nd, 2016 I achieved the unimaginable. I had such a low probability of success that my decision to attempt a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) sounded pretty crazy. But something stubborn, calm, and unwavering inside of me kept me focused, and to my (and everyone else’s) utter surprise, I delivered my daughter without […]

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Midwives Birth Story

The Midwives By My Side

It just so happened that I attended Birthingway College’s “So You Want To Be A Midwife” event a few weeks prior to getting those two life-changing pink lines. Although it hadn’t been on my mind at the event, there was one midwife on the midwives panel that I really liked and felt I could trust. […]

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I Missed My Baby’s Birth: Learning to Accept My Emergency C-Section

I don’t celebrate my birth story the way I’m supposed to.  In fact, I don’t even remember it. I grew up knowing the power of birth to change a woman. I listened eagerly to the stories told by my mother, aunts, and cousins about how birth was their first step into motherhood. I even supported my […]

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