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The Birth Interview Project | Kelly’s (almost unassisted) Homebirth

16 Jun

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.

Kelly’s son trying to listen to the baby’s heartbeat during her last prenatal check-up. Most of her prenatal check-ups were at home.


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

I’m Kelly, 30 years old.  Mom to Ravi and Maya, wife to Shashi.  I’m interested in women’s health issues and minored in women’s studies in college.  Since the birth of my son three years ago, I have become passionate about breastfeeding and became a leader for La Leche League.  I’m writing about the birth of my second child, Maya.

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

My due date was October 17, 2011, and Maya was born October 17, 2011!  I was shocked to have a baby born on her due date!

What was Maya’s weight and length?

Maya Kumari weighed 7lbs 4oz and was 21 inches long at birth.

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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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Vintage Photo of a Midwife

9 Apr

Source: Wellcome Library, London

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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