Three reasons I cose a hospital birth for my eight natural birth.
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3 Reasons I Chose a Hospital Birth for my Eighth Baby

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My eighth birth story - a natural, posterior birth, with a midwife, in the hospital.
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Birth Story #8 – Timothy – posterior hospital birth

For Timothy's birth, we decided to go back to the hospital. That's a whole story in itself, but suffice it to say that I surprised myself and decided that I didn't want another birth center birth, and I also didn't want the home birth I had long thought of. I was happiest in the hospital.… Continue reading Birth Story #8 – Timothy – posterior hospital birth

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Birth Story #1: Erin

As anyone who has known me very long can probably attest, I am deeply interested in the subject of childbirth; particularly natural childbirth.  Get me in the same room with another mom with the same bent and we will talk till the wee hours of the morning.  Been there and done it! 😉 I thought… Continue reading Birth Story #1: Erin

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Birth Story #2 – Anna

My second birth was quite different from my first one.  I had everything I had learned in my first pregnancy under my belt, and I was ready to go.  I was also in a new city, and needed to locate a new midwife.  I was careful to interview her at the beginning, making sure we… Continue reading Birth Story #2 – Anna

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Birth Story #3 – Rebecca – Faster than the Doctor and in the Caul

With Miss Becca, the story starts a few weeks before birth... I was eight months pregnant and hanging out with my four and six year old daughters outside our apartment.  We played (well, as I recall I was pretty stationary about it!) for a while, and then one of then remembered a toy that was… Continue reading Birth Story #3 – Rebecca – Faster than the Doctor and in the Caul

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Birth Story #4 – Jonathan a.k.a. “elevator boy”

Okay.  How to begin?  This is the birth story I am modestly famous for.  At least, it feels that way, because from time to time I am introduced to someone I have never met, who I find has already heard this story.  I guess I'll tell it how I experienced it. Once I got to… Continue reading Birth Story #4 – Jonathan a.k.a. “elevator boy”

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Birth Story #5 – Alexander – a difficult labor

When I became pregnant again after the elevator birth, I knew we had some things to think about.  Much as I enjoyed the non-intervention, I did NOT wish to have another baby in the elevator, or anywhere else that babies aren't normally born.  (Wal Mart, for example.) I seriously considered home birth.  I've gone into… Continue reading Birth Story #5 – Alexander – a difficult labor

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Birth Story #6 – Abigail Rose

Miss Abby's birth was so normal.  After some of my other oddball labors, the only thing I was sure of, looking forward to her birth, was that I had no idea what to expect.  We were on the alert for a fast labor again, and I was hoping, this time, labor would at least make… Continue reading Birth Story #6 – Abigail Rose

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Birth Story #7 – Emily – Water Birth

Emily's birth was a whole new ball of wax for me - first time out of the hospital (intentionally, anyway), and my first water birth.  I had her at a local freestanding birthing center just a mile or two up the road from our house - a distinct improvement over the 40 minute drive to… Continue reading Birth Story #7 – Emily – Water Birth