The Home Birth of Basha Maple

Posted on May 17, 2015

The Home Birth of Basha Maple

  BY NICOLE DONALD · MARCH 19, 2015 Our intention for the birth of our daughter was to have a peaceful, low-intervention, home birth on the day that our baby would choose for herself. I previously had one hospital birth and a birthing center/water birth, while my husband had experienced all three of his children’s births at a birthing center—which left us very excited to share our first home birth together. I had been having intense prodromal labor almost everyday since 36 weeks so we were anticipating our daughter might arrive early. But as the weeks went on it became clear we were going to go past our guess-date like I had with my previous children. In our state...

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Birth of Mila Ferro <3

Posted on Dec 12, 2014

Birth of Mila Ferro

I recommend ANY expecting mama to have the assistance of a doula. We had no idea how important Alyssa was going to be during our birth experience. I met her through prenatal yoga class, as she was the instructor. I was intrigued by her expertise and gentleness. After researching her site, and shared who she was with my partner, Ryan. We agreed to do prenatal classes with her. She was wonderful, tailoring the syllabus to meet our needs. We had individualized classes for more attention, and she came to us so we could remain in the comfort of our own home. We learned valuable information that we used the very day of my labor. On March 5, I had my first true contractions at...

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Transfer at 32 weeks!

Posted on Oct 3, 2014

I decided to see Michelle late in my pregnancy, I was about 32 weeks.  It was a last minute decision, but one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!  Michelle is such a caring person.  I’m so thankful I had her through this!  The week before I had my son I had prodromal labor every day I would get contractions that would lead to nothing.  It was exhausting not only physically, but emotionally.  The day before I gave birth I had my 38 week check up with Michelle.  She knew what I’ve been going through and knew I was exhausted.  That’s when I had a heart to heart with her and I just CRIED AND CRIED!  She sat there with me and listened and gave me...

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