Push for Your Baby
Pushing for the Best Care by Melissa Driscoll
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: August 20, 2012, 9:44 am
Pushing for the best care for mom and baby during labor and birth means you are advocating for you and your child’s needs. You won't come out of the birth feeling guilty that you got talked into doing something that you didn’t want.
Overcoming Society's Standard by Briana Padilla
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: August 16, 2012, 10:48 am
I'm stationed in Texas and don't have my family close by to give me all the support I needed. So from the time I shared the news of my pregnancy with my mom, she had encouraged me to buy a lamaze book and take a lamaze class to obtain the confidence I needed. She knew and supported my birth plan.
Smiling in Tears by Luz Ma Dollero
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: August 16, 2012, 10:42 am
Unfortunately, the first time I gave birth I couldn't find professionals or preparation courses that supported natural delivery. Even though they were experienced, skilled, ethical and favored vaginal birth, they couldn't understand that I wanted to "refuse" the epidural.
Soulful Moaning by Mignon Lott
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: August 13, 2012, 3:16 pm
Going into the labor and delivery scene for the fourth time I figured I could do this with no problem. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!? Well as we all know, it's no walk in the park... Hence the word "Labor". So, after laboring in my sons bed for roughly 8 hours I decided to follow the first suggestion...
First Baby of the New Year by Jodie Harris
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: July 20, 2012, 9:06 am
Early on in my fourth pregnancy, my doctor was already talking about 'induction and or scheduling a c-section' because I am a VBAC with a history of very fast labors who lives 50 minutes from the nearest hospital (needless to say, I was a 'risky' delivery...
Trust Your Body by Andrea Collins
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: July 13, 2012, 3:14 pm
I think how a mother gives birth should be more important than planning a wedding. This is something that will stick with your family for possibly generations! The best possible birth to me is to birth without fear, without negativity, and to feel safe wherever and however I choose to give birth.
My Birth: A Great Sense of Empowerment and Happiness by Kerri Stephen
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: July 5, 2012, 8:47 am
It was Friday, August 19, 2011, my late father’s birthday. Would this be the big day? Time would tell. For the moment, I drove into work. The day passed as a normal day until around noon. The tightening in my belly left my stomach feeling as hard as a rock. My stomach tightening and relaxing...
New Mom: Childbirth Class Helped Me Give Birth the Way I Wanted by Jacqueline Boyter
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: June 22, 2012, 1:44 pm
On Wednesday, August 24th my contractions had become noticeably stronger and by that evening, heading home from work, bumps in the road weren’t comfortable. By dinner, I had to lean to one side to relieve pressure. I went to bed that night...
Finding Comfort In Homebirth by Victoria Gearity
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: June 21, 2012, 3:45 pm
My second son was born at home. During each contraction of early into active labor, I silently performed a breathing practice I’d learned during my birth hypnotherapy sessions. I released tension from specific parts of my body with every exhalation. Early in labor...
"I Never Felt so Spiritual and Alive!" By Abby Moore, Grayville, IL
Blog: Birth Story Entries | By: Lamaze International | Released: June 15, 2012, 2:57 pm
I have been meaning to sit down and type this out since the day that Carson was born, but, ya know, two kids and all of that. I think I’d like to start by saying that my labor and birth experience with Carson was a life-saving experience...