Tag: inspire birth

The Modern Mamas Podcast: The BIRTH Project

I’m so excited to share this podcast I recorded with my amazing friend Laura Bruner of Radical Roots and the Modern Mamas Podcast. In the episode, Laura and I delve into my “why” behind The BIRTH Project, and we chat about parenting, birth, fitness… Continue Reading “The Modern Mamas Podcast: The BIRTH Project”

Birth Story of Henry Young

On July 26, 2014, I woke up at about 6:30 a.m. with menstrual-type cramping. I had been having this for a few days and just laying down with a heating pad usually sent it away. I got up and took a nice long, hot… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Henry Young”

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”

Giving Birth in Armenia vs. the U.S.: A Comparison

Not very many women can say they have given birth in the United States and in Armenia. I delivered our first baby at a hospital in Northern Virginia. With full health insurance coverage and the best care available, delivery was thankfully seamless. I also… Continue Reading “Giving Birth in Armenia vs. the U.S.: A Comparison”

Birth Story of Timothy Brendan Scahill

When I met my husband Joe, he was divorced and 12 years my senior with two children as part of his package deal. We were married in 1979 and moved halfway across the country to settle into family life in Omaha, Nebraska. Since he had primary… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Timothy Brendan Scahill”

Birth Story of Demi Tyler Molinaro

My journey into parenthood started Monday July 31, 2018—just three days before my due date. I started feeling mild contractions after my morning workout at CrossFit Aptos, but they were so subtle that I continued about my day without thinking anything of it. As… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Demi Tyler Molinaro”

Birth Story of Wren Heinold Arndorfer

Living in Wesley, Iowa, which is a rural area where everyone does everything the same (or at least that’s how it seems) already had me feeling upset. It felt like I was answering question after question about planning a home birth. What happens if… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Wren Heinold Arndorfer”

Birth Story of Allison Leigh Scahill

Our decision to have a fourth child was made after much careful thought and conversation. My husband’s first two children, Andrew and Melinda, were seven and 13 years older than our year-old son, Timothy. We didn’t want him to feel like an only child;… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Allison Leigh Scahill”

Birth Story of Lakota Lawrence Sakamoto

Lakota Lawrence Sakamoto was born at 5:02 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2016, after 55 hours of labor and a whole lot of emotion. The birth of our son was quite an adventure, and we experienced a little bit of everything from induction to… Continue Reading “Birth Story of Lakota Lawrence Sakamoto”