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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

All things placenta.....Post your Placentas here!

Placentas are my thing!  I am totally fascinated with them. I'd love to hear from anyone and everyone on how to build a healthy placenta, w…

Started by Amber-joy Tacey in Home Birth

120 Aug 14, 2012
Reply by Amber-joy Tacey

Has anyone had a natural miscarriage?

At 10 weeks, I lost the baby (9 days ago) & my midwife says that everything will naturally come out. But I'm afraid, what if it doesn't…

Started by Cheryl in Amazing Midwives

28 Jul 27, 2012
Reply by Kris

Homebirth midwife in my area being indicted!

My beloved midwife in Oregon is being indicted on serious charges after a baby died days after birth.  She has been a midwife for 30+ years…

Started by A P in Home Birth

0 Jul 25, 2012



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