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Labor and Honey

My contractions started at the movie theater, while I was watching La La Land. The exciting part of labor was having my husband feed me thickly buttered toast in bed in between contractions around midnight - that's when I still could swallow…
Beautiful Aria Sofia

Beautiful Aria Sofia

The Birth of Aria Sofia Throughout my pregnancy I wished for and visualized a successful home birth with both grandmothers present. I was ten days past my “due date” and had been having prodromal labor for about two weeks. That evening…
The art of birth is the art of compassion

Poetry of Birth

My world shifted on its axis in 4 days time. At home, in twilight colors with shades drawn, Anticipation beating a slow drum With cymbal rolls of pain, Wave upon wave of it. My mate draws close, circling, on guard. I'm nervous, new,…
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A Virgin Islands Couple has a Virginia Birth

My name is Mcanalle and my fiancée is Tiba. We currently live in the Virgin Islands (St. John) but decided we would rather have our birth in the states. We had a few family weddings in Virginia (where I grew up) and also knew that the hospital…