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The Birth Interview Project | Jody’s Homebirth

25 Apr

The Birth Interview Project consists of 17 simple questions designed to help mothers process their birth story & share it with others. All mothers are invited to take part in this project. Born out of Joy’s desire to help women discover, process and express the  feelings surrounding their birth experiences, The Birth Interview Project strives to offer a platform for mothers and readers alike to share and be heard, to search and to discover, to identify and to heal, and to exhort and remember. The views and opinions expressed here are unique to each woman who takes part in the Birth Interview Project and may not always reflect the values of the blog author.

Please give a brief description of yourself, and what number baby/birth you’re sharing with us.

My name is Jody and I’m a 31-year-old vegetarian who lives with my long-term boyfriend. We worked from home as artists and designers doing screen printing and selling handmade goods on Etsy, but when our son was born my boyfriend started working at a factory so I could stay home and devote my time to our son. This is our first baby.

What was your due date, and what was your baby’s birth date?

My baby’s due date was December 12th and my baby was born on December 3rd.

What was Henry’s weight and length?

6lbs 6oz and  20 inches long.

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The Birth Interview Project | Simone’s Surprise Unassisted Homebirth

15 Apr

The Birth Interview Project consists of 17 simple questions designed to help mothers process their birth story & share it with others. All mothers are invited to take part in this project. Born out of Joy’s desire to help women discover, process and express the  feelings surrounding their birth experiences, The Birth Interview Project strives to offer a platform for mothers and readers alike to share and be heard, to search and to discover, to identify and to heal, and to exhort and remember. The views and opinions expressed here are unique to each woman who takes part in the Birth Interview Project and may not always reflect the values of the blog author.

37 week bump

Please give a brief description of yourself, and what number baby/birth you’re sharing with us.

Hi there, I’m Simone,I’m 22 and I’m from the UK. This is the story of my second baby and first home birth.

What was your due date, and what was your baby’s birth date?

Olivia was due on the 1st September and arrived the 5th September.

What was Olivia’s weight and length?

Olivia was 8lb 11oz; they didn’t do her length for some reason.

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The Birth Interview Project | Heidi’s 3rd VBAC – home waterbirth

8 Apr

The Birth Interview Project consists of 17 simple questions designed to help mothers process their birth story & share it with others. All mothers are invited to take part in this project. Born out of Joy’s desire to help women discover, process and express the  feelings surrounding their birth experiences, The Birth Interview Project strives to offer a platform for mothers and readers alike to share and be heard, to search and to discover, to identify and to heal, and to exhort and remember. The views and opinions expressed here are unique to each woman who takes part in the Birth Interview Project and may not reflect the values of the blog author.


Please give a brief description of yourself, and what number baby/birth you’re sharing with us.

I’m Heidi, wife to Kit and mom to six little ones.   We are homeschoolers and I’m a doula in my spare time.  :)  I’m sharing the birth story of our sixth baby, which was our third VBAC (2HBAC, first in the water.  Would that be WBAC?) :) .  We’ve alternated boys & girls and after our fifth baby was born the kids announced we had one spot left in our van and one empty chair at our dining table and we needed to fill it.  My husband said we really needed to balance out the boy-girl ratio, too.  

What was your due date, and what was your baby’s birth date?

I was due mid-October, but we’ve never gotten to our due date and my husband really wanted her to arrive on 10/2/10.  Our daughter cooperated.  Such a sweet baby!  :)

What was Miss O’s weight and length?

7lbs 7ozs and 21″ long.
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The Birth Interview Project | Rachel’s Homebirth

2 Apr

The Birth Interview Project consists of 17 simple questions designed to help mothers process their birth story & share it with others. All mothers are invited to take part in this project. Born out of Joy’s desire to help women discover, process and express the  feelings surrounding their birth experiences, The Birth Interview Project strives to offer a platform for mothers and readers alike to share and be heard, to search and to discover, to identify and to heal, and to exhort and remember. The views and opinions expressed here are unique to each woman who takes part in the Birth Interview Project and may not reflect the values of the blog author.

*Editor’s Note: This is Rachel’s second birth interview that she has shared with us. To read her first interview, an unmedicated birth center birth please click here.

37 weeks and 4 days, the day Rachel gave birth.

Please give a brief description of yourself, and what number baby/birth you’re sharing with us.

My name is Rachel I’m married to my high school sweetheart & we have two lovely daughters who I stay at home with.

What was your due date, and what was your baby’s birth date?

Due date was October 16th, our daughter arrived on September 29th

What was your baby’s weight and length?

Sophelia August was 8 pounds 20 3/4 inches long.

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