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The Birth Interview Project | Tracey’s Medically Indicated Hospital Induction w/out Epidural.

29 Feb

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.

Mama with her sweet baby girl.

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

I’m 32, I’m a cloth diapering, baby wearing, breastfeeding mother of 3.  This is the story of my 3rd baby, Finley Harper.

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

Due date: June 23rd, 2010.  Birth date: June 7th, 2010

What was your baby’s weight and length?  

6lb 11oz and 21 inches long.

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The Birth Interview Project | Alissa’s Induced, Natural, Hospital birth.

15 Dec

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.

Alissa and her husband, at the start of labor.

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

My name is Alissa. I’ve been married seven years and my husband and I have four children. I am sharing about my fourth birth, my son, Isaiah.

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

My due date was Oct 3, 2011 and I gave birth Sept 12, 2011.

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My First Birth As A Doula

30 May

Artwork by Marlene L’Abbe

My cell phone rings at exactly 3:26 AM.  I reach for my phone on my bed stand – the same way you wave your hand back and forth trying to pull the string attached to the light bulb in a dark closet – hit or miss.  Finally, I find the phone.  X is calling.  She needs my assistance.  In an instant I am wide awake – adrenaline pumping.  I dress and brush my teeth, pull my hair back in a low pony tail, and put on my favorite earrings – a pair of sterling silver wings that inspire me.  I decide to put my game face on, which means some good lipstick and mascara.  I pack a lunch,  look over my doula bag, and grab my camera.  I make sure I have X’s files and my doula handbook.  I kiss Peter and quietly shut the front door. Continue reading

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