Tag: birth project

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”

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 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”

Birth Story of Landon Harkema

My first contraction came and went at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 16. I wrote it off as gas as we were at a family Christmas party and no way did I think labor would start while I was there. A half hour later… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Landon Harkema”

Birth Stories of Oliver and Isaac

I gave birth to my first boy, Oliver, at the age of 20. I was unprepared and scared, and he pushed me to my absolute limit at 42 weeks. I had dreamed of a natural birth, but was secretly afraid of the pain. When… Continue Reading “Birth Stories of Oliver and Isaac”

Birth Story of Warren James Justice

4:57 a.m. I woke up for what I thought would be my typical 5 a.m. pee. I’m sure many pregnant women can relate. As I sat down on the toilet, I had a brief thought that this could be my water breaking, as I… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Warren James Justice”

Birth Story of Billie Joyce Roberts

My daughter was born via scheduled c-section on Oct. 26, 2018. Nothing about having her went the way I expected. Not even her conception. My husband and I struggled with infertility for years before finally conceiving Billie on our third round of IUI. I… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Billie Joyce Roberts”

Birth Story of Brooklyn May

On Feb. 9, 2016, at 8 a.m., I went in for an induction at 41 weeks pregnant. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 30 weeks, and was experiencing very high blood sugar, which concerned my doctors. After I was given Cervadil to start… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Brooklyn May”

The BIRTH Project Network Meet-up: Fertility

On July 8, 2019, The BIRTH Project Network hosted a free online meet-up on the topic of fertility. The meet-up featured subject matter expert Beth Dorsey, L.Ac, FABORM, who has worked in Chinese medicine and women’s health for more than 14 years, specializing in… Continue Reading “The BIRTH Project Network Meet-up: Fertility”

A Fertility Journey: Melissa Harness, Angel No. 5

This story was written by Melissa Harness, who has suffered through five miscarriages. She has carried eight pregnancies, given birth to three healthy children, and lost five angels. She wants to tell her story to “give a voice to all those that have suffered… Continue Reading “A Fertility Journey: Melissa Harness, Angel No. 5”