Category: Birth Stories

Birth Story of Stephen Cyrus

It all began at 12:24 a.m., Friday, March 13. I had not been able to fall asleep yet and I had gone to the bathroom several times. Johnny and I had been up talking ’till about 10 p.m. He had fallen asleep and I… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Stephen Cyrus”

Birth Story of Nevin DaSilva

After an undesirable hospital experience with my first, I started researching home birth. Never thinking it was a real option for me. My research showed me it could be an option for anyone who wanted it! My mother had always said absolutely no to… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Nevin DaSilva”

Birth Stories of Aaryn and Ian

I was in my 30s when I became pregnant for the first time. I did not realize I was pregnant even though it was planned. There weren’t early pregnancy detection strips yet. My pregnancy was easy. No morning sickness, thank God! I took Lamaze… Continue Reading “Birth Stories of Aaryn and Ian”

Birth Story of Alexandra

Each of my daughters has a very different birth story, very fitting for each of their personalities. I don’t often get to tell Alexandra’s birth story, although she is my first daughter, my first baby. Here is her story. I was 18 when I… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Alexandra”

Birth Story of Betsy

My due date was March 3, and based on what I know of statistics on first children and my mom’s experience, I was fully expecting that I would be late. Not that we weren’t generally ready for the baby, but I was assuming in… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Betsy”

Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum During COVID-19

With Michelle Tagge and Nicole Peyton Michelle Tagge gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Ashlynn, on March 17. Ashlynn was born at home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has led much of the world to institute… Continue Reading “Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum During COVID-19”

Birth Story of Mason James

Mason James was born April 9, 2018, at 2:53 a.m. This is the story of his birth. I didn’t quite realize it at the time, but it all started the evening of April 7. It was a Saturday, and my husband Chad and I… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Mason James”

Birth Story of Miles Hosburgh

Read Leah’s first birth story here.  Our sweet little Milo man came to us May 22, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. The labor process was the same as last time, but stretched out, which was nice. I had time to process over a longer period… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Miles Hosburgh”

Birth Story of Asher Lucas Hosburgh

Asher Lucas Hosburgh was born Sept. 1, 2013, at 7:30 a.m. He weighed 7 lb., 4 ounces, measured 20 inches, and was full of hair. He was a super vigorous baby, kicking, punching, and even rolling early on. Asher means “blessed” or “happy,” which… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Asher Lucas Hosburgh”

Birth Story of Samuel Owen Schultz

On July 4, 2017, Josh and I welcomed our second son, Samuel Owen, into the world. This is the story of his birth. In hindsight, it all started about 12:30 a.m. I woke up and had to use the bathroom in an urgent way… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Samuel Owen Schultz”