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How I Prepared for Natural Childbirth

Natural childbirth has nothing to do with your pain tolerance, and everything to do with your mental stamina. I should know. I’m incredibly stubborn (thanks, dad), and it paid off. Up until I got pregnant, I assumed I would do what every other woman I knew did, which was to have an epidural during childbirth. […]

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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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I. Love. Birth.

Hi, my name is Anna and I am a birth addict. I’m not sure exactly when it started, but it progressed rather quickly. It doesn’t seem like that long ago when pre-motherhood Anna sat around listening to women discuss all of their childrens’ deliveries and thought, “Hmm…how can these women talk about this for hours?” Hours. […]

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