Birth Stories of Health Foundations Birth Center Families

 
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Baby Cecelia's birth story

Cecelia’s story actually starts a year before she was born. In February 2012 I was elated to see that blue line on the pee stick that meant so much more to me than a simple “positive.” We had created life and I felt so giddy, only to be devastated about six weeks later when my OB told me to prepare myself for a miscarriage. I was heart broken.

 
Raina's Water Birth with Mom
Raina's Water Birth

The birth of Baby Raina: Fast and Furious

Contractions started early in the morning on the 27th of November but never gained momentum until Raina’s big sister, Elya, went to bed around 8pm. An hour later, I laid down and decided to get some sleep. The minute my head hit the pillow, however, contractions started up again. You have got to be kidding me, I thought. I laid there for about an hour trying to rest, since the contractions were only about 20 minutes apart, but eventually I went out into the living room to see my husband, Peter.

 
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The Definition Of Perfection: A Baby's Birth Goes According To Plan

In recounting our birth story, I finally fully understand the definition of a word I have used so many times: perfection.

Although I write this after a generous dose of oxytocin from breastfeeding, I will try not to embellish beyond belief. Perfection is a word and concept I rarely use or believed in, unsure of it's even existence. However, after going through the experience of childbirth and now being able to be a part of this incredible baby's life, I realize that what happened more than a week ago was as close to perfection as I could experience. Let's start at 3:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4th.

The Birth of William

The Birth of our second son, skyler

In birth there are always things that you do to prepare for it as well as a good amount of letting go to the process of how things will go because it is so unpredictable. It's also so amazing how different births can be even for the same person. My first and second birth were so different and unexpected in so many ways and yet both were perfectly beautiful and couldn't have gone any better in my opinion.