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First Time Mom’s Guide to Natural Childbirth, Natural Labor and Delivery

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. First Time Mom’s Guide to Natural Childbirth, Natural Labor and Delivery Laura, First Time Mom contributor and mother of two, is the kind […]

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My Baby’s Natural Labor & Delivery: A Birth Story

I love birth stories. I find them fascinating and beautiful. During my second pregnancy I compared everything to my first. After all, it’s only natural to reference what’s known. With my firstborn son, Triple A, I was due July 13th and surprisingly enough Little Girl’s due date was July 14th. I easily tracked my pregnancy and […]

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Childbirth Motherhood

What to expect when you get your first postpartum period

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who is a first-time mom about her first period after baby. I’ve done this pregnancy and breastfeeding thing three times now and I have to admit that I kind of forgot how things have changed (especially since the first time was six years ago). If you’re like me […]

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My Natural Birth: Delivery at the Hospital

Now to continue onto the second chapter of my birth story, delivery at the hospital… With the okay from my midwife, Dianne, we gathered our things, waddled me to the car, and were on our way to Newton Wellesley Hospital. Being 12:30 am there was hardly anyone else on the roads and the car ride […]

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My Natural Birth: Laboring at Home

When expecting my first baby, I loved reading positive birth stories. So I’m thrilled to share my natural birth story with you. Whether it’s in a hospital or at home, with a doctor or a midwife, completely natural or with interventions, every birth is a beautiful miracle. Here’s the first chapter of my miracle, laboring […]

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A First Time Mom's Journey to Natural Childbirth: The Power of Stories

By Laura As a little girl I loved hearing my mother tell me her birth story with me. “I had a natural birth,” she would describe, “You came quickly, just three hours. You didn’t have any hair when you were born, but we knew from your eyebrows that you were going to be a redhead!” It’s amazing the […]