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Natural birth has been at the foundations of Everything Birth from its conception. It began in 2001 as a small resource center offering natural birth classes and workshops. Everything Birth’s owner, Crystal White, wrote, “My first child was born in 1997, and at the time I was still contemplating grad school and what direction my career should take. The more research I did on birth, intervention, and the unbelievably […]
When I tell my birth story to some people they just can’t believe that I carried twins for 37 weeks thinking there was only one baby in there. They ask “weren’t you really big?” No. “Couldn’t you feel a lot of movement?” Kind of. But I had nothing to relate it to.
I just think I had a very healthy outlook on my pregnancy. What I did not know, only helped me. I trusted that my body would tell me if something were wrong. My midwives would pick up the signals of anything going bad. […]
I am not a sheep. I do not just do things because everyone else is doing it. I guess that is why when I got pregnant I needed to know everything I could learn about what I was going to experience. After scouring through book after book, I realized that my best chance at having an intervention free birth was going to be at my home or a birth center.
If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know that my first birth did not wind up at home, but in […]
My birth plan was thrown out the window as soon as we were risked out of home birth at 39 weeks. I thought we had everything in place. Even though we found out we were having twins when I was 37 weeks, our midwife assisted home water birth was still the plan. Until……I just never went into labor and the second ultrasound revealed twin b was breech and cord wrapped. At 39 weeks and no signs of labor plus a heatwave we were having, we needed to make some decisions.
We were offered two choices. […]