Category: Birth Stories

Birth Story of Charlee Elaine Sperrey

The universe has a plan and it may not be yours. At 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant, it certainly is not following my plan. Tonight, per my doctor’s strong recommendation, I am getting induced. The primary reason is because I have a velamentous… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Charlee Elaine Sperrey”

Birth Story of Hunter Englund

It all started on Friday, May 25, which coincidentally, was my due date … I had woken up early to make it to my favorite 5:30 a.m. strength workout. I sure hoped my water would break during the workout and things would get started.… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Hunter Englund”

Birth Story of Barrett Amelia Walker

After the birth of my son in December of 2014, I told Alex, my husband, that I didn’t want to talk about having another baby for about three (3) years. Low and behold, 3 years and 2 months later, on Feb. 7, 2018, I… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Barrett Amelia Walker”

Birth Story of Isla Eve: From Dad’s Perspective

The birth of my daughter almost seems abstract after three years has passed. She has grown up to become an intelligent, strong willed (aka stubborn) and confident little girl. Raising small children is the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life,… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Isla Eve: From Dad’s Perspective”

Birth Story of Daisy Reese

Daisy Reese was born on Nov. 23, 2017, Thanksgiving night. Her story really begins six months before she was conceived. Daisy and Juliet (my oldest) had a brother, named Madsen. I got pregnant with Madsen literally days after our eldest turned 1. I carried… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Daisy Reese”

Birth Story of Ace: From Dad’s Perspective

Danny Lesslie of Dadswagger wrote this story about his second-born daughter, Ace. Dadswagger empowers fathers to be present with their families. His Instagram account features images of dads being dads in their everyday lives, and illustrates the power of a present father. Hear more on Danny’s birth and… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Ace: From Dad’s Perspective”

Birth Story Of Wyatt Owen Linehan

On Wed., Sept. 6, I went to prenatal yoga. I had been waiting months for it to be my turn for the class to chant to me. The class will chant to any mama who is close to her due date to help get… Continue Reading “Birth Story Of Wyatt Owen Linehan”

Birth Story of Dreyer Lee Grantham

  The Struggle Oh boy, where do I even begin this story? I guess at the beginning … or maybe even a little before Mr. Dreyer was in the making. Early in 2016, Darson and I had determined we were ready to take on… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Dreyer Lee Grantham”

Birth Story of Rue

I have been thinking about featuring birth stories written by dads for a while now. My goal with The BIRTH Project is to empower women but I don’t think that should exclude dads. One of the most empowering things during my birth experiences was… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Rue”

Birth Story of Hugh Archer Whipple Callahan

Meredith and Liz Callahan recently welcomed their second baby into the world. As a lesbian couple, they have come to expect the questions they get asked about conception: “How did you do it?” “Am I even allowed to ask?” Their first baby was conceived… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Hugh Archer Whipple Callahan”