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The Power of a Story {OKC Community Spotlight}

Marcia was just like all of us, excited to have her first child, until she received the news of complications.  Her daughter in utero , was diagnosed with Down syndrome and hydrocephalus. She was told her daughter would most likely, not survive.  Marcia didn’t care what doctors said, she was planning and looking forward to […]

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What My Failed Birth Plan Taught Me About Motherhood

Long before I ever conceived my daughter, I knew I wanted an unmedicated, natural birth. I knew I wanted as little interventions as possible. So when my husband and I finally became pregnant after years of trying, we immediately joined a birthing class to prepare ourselves for the best possible experience. We made it to almost […]

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I’m a VBAC Failure

I’ve tried to write this post a thousand different times in a thousand different ways. And I have come up with no clever way to say these words.  So I’ll just say them plainly.  My VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) attempt failed. And it was the exact birth I needed.  My emergency c-section with my […]

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7 Things to NEVER Say to a Woman Who Has Lost a Child

I am, unfortunately a mother who has lost a child. My first child. I would never wish this pain on anyone. It is the deepest sadness that fully engulfs your soul and I truly hope you will never have to experience it. And, if you are a bereaved mommy reading this, then you know exactly […]

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The Birth of My Sixth Baby {Mother’s Day Series}

{{Brea Delane Seale}} Even as I write this, the roller coaster of emotions comes flooding back to me…. Fear. Excitement. Peace. Frustration. Heartbreaking Sadness. Completion. It was supposed to be an easy birth.  This was my sixth labor.  And all five of the previous labors were routine.  After a few hours of contractions, I’d get my happy […]

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