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Birth Plan

When Your Birth Plan Doesn't Go According to Plan

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

Tears began streaming down my face as I quickly grieved the birth plan I was giving up. The birth plan -- that, up until that point -- had been incredibly flexible.

When The Birth Of My Child Meant The Death Of My Dream

Lauren Cormier | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

I may not have gotten the birth of my dreams, but I did get the life of my dreams: one filled with excitement, joy, and more love than I ever imagined possible.

8 Ways To Have An Informed Birth

Mommy Nearest | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

My number one piece of advice is simply this: be as informed as possible. Regardless of what kind of birthing experience you think you want, your best birth will always be an informed one. Here are a few things to consider before the big day arrives.

So You Want a Natural Birth

Gabrielle Volkmer | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Gabrielle Volkmer

The important thing here is to know that you need to collaborate with your provider. You need to know what you want and under what circumstances you can safely achieve those goals.

11 Myths About Cesarean Surgery (Or At Least My Story)

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

In case a C-section is in your cards... here's what I wish I knew in advance.

What I Want All Women To Know About Childbirth

Dina L. Relles | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

You may have a birth plan, or you may not. But birth has a plan for you: once your child is born, you will see yourself as a mother. And realize you've never been so beautiful.

Do I Need a Yurt to Have a Natural Birth?

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Even though I gave birth in a hospital, I was also committed to having a natural birth. I am very grateful for my experience, and for all those who supported my effort. Here are some tips to have the natural birth you want -- regardless of being in a geodesic dome made from yack saliva.

You Can't Always Get What You Want -- But If You Try Sometimes Well You Just Might Find, You Get a C-Section

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

Ten days ago, our SON kicked his way into this world and showed me that loving two children was not a challenge, but a gift.

Duchess Kate, Not a Birthzilla: How You Can Avoid That Royal Title

Barbara Dehn | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Barbara Dehn

My guess is that she kept calm and carried on! However if you're pregnant and don't have a royal entourage of doulas, assistants, nannies, the heir to the throne of the British Empire at your side, you may need to pull together a birth plan.

A Non-Traditional Birth Plan

Kim Simon | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

It's easy to be calm when you're pregnant with Baby #1. You don't know what you don't know, and all. But we all know how well that turned out.