Category Archives: Birth Stories

Honour’s Birth

By Teresa Howell   We would like to introduce our beautiful baby girl to this world. Her name is Honour Zoria Rain Howell-Smith. We love the name Honour and her two middle names are for our mothers: Zoria- which is my mom’s middle name and it means star in Ukrainian and Rain- which is short… Continue Reading

One Summer Eva

We are happy to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Eva, born 10 days early on Tuesday, August 7 at 8:10 am. She weighed in at 7 pounds and 1 oz, almost 20 inches long, and like her father, has a healthy appetite. Both mother and baby are doing very well. We planned to… Continue Reading

Second Baby, First Home Birth

For the duration of my second pregnancy it never occurred to me that my daughter, Seneca, could arrive early.  Because my son, Isaac, was born by cesarean and I was planning a VBAC at home (an HBAC, if you will), my main fear was going late and being pressured to have a chemical induction. I’d… Continue Reading

Ready or not, here she comes!

My wife Kemi had been having Braxton Hicks contractions from very early on, so in a sense, she was in gentle labour for many months. She had been taking supplements, eating really well, reading voraciously, and watching videos on birth that helped us feel that this was a very natural process. I don’t know what… Continue Reading

Amazing Aeza

On August 18th I woke up at about 4:30am and was unable to fall back asleep. My mom had arrived a few days earlier and is an early riser so I gave up on sleep and joined her on my couch. The crampy pains I was feeling at 7am grew and grew. At 2pm they… Continue Reading

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