Tag Archives: homebirth

Location, Location, Location: Choosing Baby’s Place of Birth

By Tracy Hoskins “Have you considered having a home birth?” My midwife had asked me in one of our first appointments. I promptly responded no, but the question spurred a few thoughts: “I’m a nurse. How could I even consider that?” “That can’t be safe.” “The hospital is the safest place to deliver.” “Only hippies… Continue Reading

Fenya’s Birth Story

On Monday night (3rd day past due), after spending the day on a long walk, an acupuncture appointment and prenatal fitness, my water broke. I expected labour to begin shortly after, so C stayed home from work Tuesday. In anticipation of having a home birth we got all the last things ready: the laundry, cleaned… Continue Reading

High Risk Home Birth

By Varya Rubin I am one of the lucky ones: I have a positive birth story to tell. If I had stayed within the purview of conventional medicine, things may well have turned out differently. When I got pregnant with my first child, my husband and I wanted to allow the birth to unfold naturally,… Continue Reading

Homebirth Rocks!

By Michelle MacLean When I hear the word homebirth, the first words that come to mind are gentle and calm. I get excited when clients reveal they want a homebirth. I won’t lie, they rock. As a doula I get the joy of witnessing families be born. No matter where the birth takes place, watching… Continue Reading

Welcome Avi!

Longtime Childbearing Society instructor and treasurer, Molly Eitzen, welcomed her third son, Avi Granite Moskowitz, into the family early on August 4th after a whirlwind of a labour. Molly reports:  My water broke around 3:15 in the morning with no sign of contractions. Because I had elected to have antibiotics after testing positive for GBS we called… Continue Reading

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

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