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Experience with Heplocks?

I'm 37 weeks and found out my iron is low and they want me to have a heplock. I want a natural birth and would love to move around, go in t…

Started by Courtney in Midwife Q&A

4 Sep 28, 2012
Reply by Missy M

Call for Mississippi Birth Stories!

Hi Everyone, Alison Doyle, a doula and natural birth advocate in northeast Mississippi, and myself are collecting birth stories from Missis…

Started by Colleen Elmer in Birth Stories

0 Sep 28, 2012

Glad to have a community of support!

I am so glad to have found this site after watching BOBB and MBOBB.  I am very excited for a natural childbirth, as I feel it is best for b…

Started by Savannah C. in General Discussion

1 Sep 28, 2012
Reply by MyBestBirth Admin

Natural Childbirth and Welfare in the USA

I lost my job in March (fired two weeks after telling my boss that I was pregnant!) and am on state health insurance. I have to go to a hos…

Started by Kimberly in Birth Stories

3 Sep 27, 2012
Reply by Kimberly

Any one have a success story where they escaped perennial tear after having had one before?

If you had a perennial tear during your first labor, what measures did you take for your second (third, fourth, fifth...)?  Any one have a…

Started by Susan Castleman in General Discussion

0 Sep 26, 2012


My sister was 15 weeks pregnant. She woke up Friday morning with bleeding. She went to the emergency room where they did an ultrasound and…

Started by Anna Ward in General Discussion

2 Sep 25, 2012
Reply by Rachael Fichtner

Episiotomy - Just a Little Snip? (HuffPo)

Rebecca Woolf hadn't had much in the way of a birth plan. But in her prenatal visits, she had been explicit about not wanting an episiotomy…

Started by MyBestBirth Admin in Hospital Birth

0 Aug 30, 2012

No Options for Homebirth or Waterbirth in my area.

Hello There are no options for home births or water births in my area. I am fortunate enough to have an excellent midwife who is all about…

Started by Elizabeth in Hospital Birth

3 Aug 21, 2012
Reply by Devon Turcotte

Very Interested in Home Births, Natural Delivery, etc. but SCARED

Hi everyone! I am new to this site but have seen The Business of Being Born probably twenty times and love it! I immediately felt the need…

Started by Ashley Arnold in General Discussion

8 Aug 21, 2012
Reply by Devon Turcotte


When she gave birth to her daughter last July, Cassie Friesen, of Broomfield, Colo., imagined she was inside a bubble and repeated the word…

Started by liyang in Amazing Midwives

0 Aug 18, 2012



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