New Episode!! Stephanie @the.double.mama shares her unmedicated birth center and home birth Stories plus a postpartum experience finding out her son had a congenital heart defect. Click the profile link or search The Birth Hour in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to listen. 🎧 📷@lincolnandlucyphoto
“I am just in love with this moment. The beginnings of the mother and child connection, in all it's light and shadows, vulnerability and complexity, it's deep and overwhelming and consuming love. It has no sense of time or place. It stirs my soul. I could have lingered in this chapter forever. I'm sure it will always speak to my heart. I am so grateful to be able to observe and document it “🖤 - Words and 📷@gabysweetphotography
“There is something about watching your first born's reaction towards their new sibling. They are hesitant. They are excited. They are contemplative. They are in awe. The whole dynamic changes, but you grow together and can't imagine life any other way. I love the look in this mama's eyes as she introduces these sisters to each other.” (Words and 📷 @elisehurstphotography) Yessss! This is one of my favorite moments in every birth story!
It’s that time of year where it seems like everyone is getting sick… At the end of today’s episode we talked about the benefits of a cool mist humidifier from @crane_usa! They come in adorable animal shapes as well as this train design! 🚂 Crane is generously offering $10 OFF and free shipping on all of their 1 gallon adorable animal shaped humidifiers and drop humidifiers with the code BIRTH17 at www.crane-usa.com. #cranepartner 📷@vargasmi
After Kara and her husband got the surprise of a positive pregnancy test, they immediately began planning for a medication free hospital birth to follow in the footsteps of Kara’s mother and sisters-in-law. After receiving the diagnosis of fetal hydronephrosis at their anatomy scan, things seemed to go downhill. Kara began having trouble with weight gain and high blood pressure, although her doctor seemed unconcerned. At 36 weeks Kara was admitted to the hospital for a 24 hour urine screening. After the screening was completed, her protein levels were more elevated than expected and she was heading towards an emergency induction. Multiple interventions followed, and Dorsey Commander was born at 36 weeks weighing 6lb 7oz. Click the profile link or search The Birth Hour in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to listen. 🎧
I was pregnant in this picture and so so happy. Just a few days later that all changed and 6 months later it’s still hard to look back at this picture. And yet I’m so glad I have this one picture that captures that short time I was growing baby #3. If you’re going through a loss (or have been through a loss), you’re not alone. Hearing others’ stories empowers us all. ❤️ #ihadamiscarriage