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Pregnancy is one of those times in life when you definitely want to pay attention to your nutrition and vitamin intake. You may find yourself experiencing symptoms you’ve never had before and you may be suffering from a lack of energy. For me, it was really important that I add some specific supplements to my […]

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Brooke gave birth to baby Shiloh Lane on March 30th, 2018 at 4:12am. Her pregnancy was fairly textbook with the normal aches and pains towards the end. At 40 weeks Brooke and her Husband, Zack decided to allow the doctor to strip her membranes in hopes that that would give the extra bump she needed […]

The post Hospital Birth—9 Weeks Postpartum Bleeding appeared first on The Birth Hour.

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Back Labor and Postpartum Anxiety Morgan’s first baby was born during her 3rd year of medical school. She and her husband (then-fiance) planned a home birth with local midwives and took Hypnobirthing classes at the birth education center in San Diego. Contractions started the evening of her son’s due date and he was born two days later, […]

The post Back Labor, Breastfeeding Issues & PPA Followed by Fast 2nd Birth & Postpartum Bliss appeared first on The Birth Hour.

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Birth Summary On today’s episode, Allyson shares about her experience with a planned c section birth as a first time mom. She talks frankly about how it felt meeting her son for the first time and how her introduction to motherhood did not go as planned. Allyson High Bio Allyson is a social worker and […]

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Preparing for an Unmedicated Birth and Confronting Interventions Hannah is a first time mom who discovered the birth community during the middle of her pregnancy, and fully embraced it. After lots of research, planning, and self-discovery, she planned for an unmedicated hospital birth with little to no interventions. Hannah had a complication-free pregnancy, and went […]

The post Epidural Lumbar Puncture, Amnioinfusion & Postpartum Spinal Headache appeared first on The Birth Hour.

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Trying to Conceive as a Queer Couple Caitlin and her wife had a difficult time navigating the barriers faced by queer couples trying to conceive. After two years and many failed IUIs, they decided to take a different route and try at home inseminations with a known donor. She hoped that removing the stress of […]

The post TTC as a Queer Couple & Homebirth Birth Story appeared first on The Birth Hour.

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Accinclitic Baby, Postpartum Hemorrhage & Low Milk Supply Elisabeth gave birth to her first child, Owen, on April 5th, 2019. The pregnancy itself was mostly uneventful minus persistent nausea at 20 weeks that caused to switch from OBs to a midwife. Then a follow up ultrasound brought up concerns that Owen had a potential heart issue. This […]

The post Accinclitic Baby, Postpartum Hemorrhage & Struggling with Low Milk Supply appeared first on The Birth Hour.

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Induction Turned Cesarean Birth Stories After having a fairly easy and healthy pregnancy, Vidita was excited to meet her daughter soon as her due date approached. Unfortunately, she never went into labor and at 41.5 weeks hesitantly agreed to go in for an induction, as recommended by her doctor. Not knowing the strong correlation between […]

The post Cesarean Birth, Failed VBAC, No Regrets appeared first on The Birth Hour.

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This post was sponsored by Boppy and I received the Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier to review. As always, I only recommend products that I love and all thoughts and opinions are my own. #ad, #sponsored, #BoppyBabyCarrier, #NeverNotAMom I’ve been a fan of babywearing ever since my daughter was born seven years ago but back then we […]

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Pregnancy is one of those times in life when you are experiencing a lot of new symptoms and yet you are very limited in what you can do to help. Using essential oils is a great option because they are natural, plant-based and non-toxic but there are a few things you should know about using […]

The post Essential Oils For Pregnancy: What Oils to Use and Avoid appeared first on The Birth Hour.

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