Tag: birth trauma

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”

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”

The BIRTH Project Network Meet-up: Home Births

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, The BIRTH Project Network held its first-ever online meet-up. This inaugural meet-up covered the topic of home births, and featured an experienced home-birth midwife as the subject matter expert. Click here to learn how you can participate in upcoming… Continue Reading “The BIRTH Project Network Meet-up: Home Births”

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 Lily Laufer

“Are you SURE the baby is OK?”, I asked, nearly breathless, about an hour into pushing. As we got closer and closer to meeting our baby, my excitement and my fear continued to build in parallel. “Everything looks perfect, the heart rate is great,” my… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Lily Laufer”