Birth Stories

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Isaac’s Home Birth

Thank you, Mary Kathryn, for sharing Isaac’s Louisville-area Birth Story! Our second son, Isaac, was born at home in November 2013.  He was our second planned home birth, but our first born at home.  His big brother, Henry, who was born in 2011, was also a planned home birth.  However, when I experienced PROM (premature rupture of membranes) just shy of 36 weeks with Henry, we decided after careful discussion with our midwife to go to the hospital just in…

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The Birth of Aleighna

Thank you, Courtney, for sharing the Home Birth Story (and video!) of Aleighna.      Birth is such an amazing experience. Unfortunately it can be a traumatic and disappointing for some women. Many women get forced to have interventions that aren’t necessarily medically needed. To make a long story short I have experienced a c-section with my first child because of a breech presentation but got to experience a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) with my second child which was amazing…

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Valerie’s Birth Story

We are happy to share Kristi’s Dorton, Kentucky home birth of Valerie Lynn, as posted on The Birthing Year.  Thank you, Cristin for allowing us to link to the story.  And thank you Kristi for sharing your beautiful story with us! “Following up on my post from yesterday about the option of giving birth at home in our little part of the state, I wanted to share the birth story of a friend of mine who chose that option for…

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