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TheUnnecesarean.com Birth Stories Blog: July Stories

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These are the birth stories submitted in the month of July.


Amanda’s Story- 10 lbs., 7 oz.- Home

“I’ve had a lot of people say “You’re amazing!” or “I could never do that!” when I tell them I had my 10 1/2 lb. baby at home. But really, I’m not amazing. I didn’t do anything, other than just let it happen. Yes it hurt. Yes it was hard. But I can’t even imagine how much harder it would have been if I was on my back, unable to move.” 


Alison’s Story- TWINS (Both 6+ lbs.) - Hospital 

A story of the hands-off birth of twins (one vertex, one breech) born in a hospital.

“I felt really good and proud of my birth because so many woman are told that they have to have c-sections just because they are twins. I hope I did my part to change that mentality. I know I changed the view of a lot of the staff at that hospital, they were still talking about it from shift to shift the next day.”  


Karen’s Story- 9 lbs.- Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) 

I’ll be honest. I kept laughing throughout the whole story. I want this woman to write my memoirs someday.


Heather’s Story- 9 lbs, 8 oz- Unassisted Birth After Cesarean (UBAC)

A woman with pituitary dwarfism gave birth at home unassisted to a big baby. She had “[h]igh risk” written all over [her]” and, in her words, “there was no way anyone would even take me on for a VBAC, and I was determined not to ever have a cesarean again unless my baby’s life was seriously at risk.”


How My Wife Had an 11+ Pound Baby at Home and Didn’t Die

Over on the Man-Nurse Diaries, Man Nurse’s wife wrote a guest post about her latest birth to an 11 pound, 6 ounce baby at home.

“I knew she’d be bigger than my last (and so far, biggest) baby, 10 pounds even. I expected something like 10 pounds and some ounces… but the midwife said… “eleven pounds and… six ounces.” I didn’t believe her. she weighed her again. and it was the same.”


Sheri Menelli sometimes gives away free copies of her book, Journey into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth. An electronic copy can be downloaded for free from Sheri’s blog.




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Reader Comments (1)

I am now officially extraordinarily giddy. These stories made my day. LOVE them!

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuscando la Luz
This blog is all done!
Thanks for wanting to comment. This is an archive of a blog that once was. Take care! Jill