Birth Talk

A collection of beautiful experiences and humbling moments with midwifery and homebirth.

Paul's Birth Story

Paul arrived here from Heaven on Friday, August 31 at 9:39pm. At 4am that Friday, bright and early, I went into labor. I, honestly, didn't think too much about it because I knew that early labor can last a few hours to a few days. Previous in the night, I moved from the bed to the couch, around 10pm, trying to find a more comfortable position because of mild back pain. So, when I started contracting, I got up and made myself a celebration breakfast of crepes with Nutella and fruit. I wanted to keep busy as I wasn't sure how long this stage of labor would be. When a mild contraction came, I stopped, leaned over the counter, and did a hip circle as I had learned from my time taking variou

What should you expect postpartum?

The days that follow the birth of a baby can be some of the most wonderful you will ever know. Hormonally, it mirrors falling in love with a partner. Losing sleep to immerse yourself in this new person. Prioritizing them and their needs over your own. Those first days can also be some of the most trying. Many things are happening physiologically in this early postpartum period. On one hand, you are healing physically from the birth itself. Your uterus is healing from the release of the placenta from the uterine wall and working hard to contract and get back to its pre-pregnancy state. And, chances are you will be physically spent from the act of birth itself and often working on litt

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