Birth & Babies: Zoe – Bursting with Life

ZOE’S BIRTH STORY (as told by Kyle) Holly went into labor early on the morning of March 19th. She woke me up at 3:00 to say that she thought she was having rhythmic contractions. It turned out that they were coming about every twenty minutes. We decided to call our doula, Heidi Rau, to let […]

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Birth & Babies: Jessica’s vbac Journey

In the natural birth community, it is sometimes assumed that a woman who has a cesarean section will be dissatisfied with her birth experience. And in many cases, that would be correct. Or that a woman who has a natural birth with no complications will be thrilled about her experience. This is often correct as […]

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Birth & Babies: Kasey’s Circle of Life

Before I tell you about my birth, I want to begin by sharing that having a birth doula was the best decision my husband and I could have ever made about the birth of our son.  Heidi was amazing (before, during and after the birth).  Even though my pregnancy went as planned, the birth was […]

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Birth & Babies: Kristin’s vbac Experience

I had an awful experience with the birth of my first son in 2008.  The same old OB routine that is so common it’s disturbing: not dilating and progressing as they want you to; being pressured into epidural and pitocin; pitocin affects the baby’s heart rate dramatically and boom, you’re in the OR having an […]

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