Category Archives: Birth Stories

Summer’s Birth - “My body knew what it needed to do.”

December 20 was my due date, but on Friday, December 11, 2015 I started having “cramping” sensations while at work. The week before on Sunday morning, I lost part of my mucous plug and started to get excited, but nothing else happened. I saw my midwife, Mandy, and was told I could go into labor […]

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Rene’s Birth Story

My due date was October 3rd, everyone said second babies come earlier so when Genevieve said she would be leaving town October 10th I didn’t think it would be a problem. October 10th came and went, still pregnant. Sunday October 12th I wasn’t feeling so hot, I checked my blood pressure and it was abnormally […]

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The Soundtrack of my Birth - My Natural Labor Playlist and How Music Helped Me Cope

How Music Helped Me Get Through Labor by former client, Lola Watson I’ve always loved music. How it can take you back to a special memory. The soundtrack to Runaway Bride takes me back to growing up when I would listen to my walkman and make up dances on my back porch. I still can’t […]

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The Birth of Jimmie Pepper - “She looked right at us and cried a little.”

After making the decision to have a home birth, came the task of finding a midwife. We were overwhelmed by how many midwives there were to choose from in Austin.  So many well qualified ladies to chose from.  My amazing friend and doula, Tanya Phillips, gave me a list of midwives she enjoyed working with […]

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Walker’s Birth Story - “She will be our midwife for life.”

We knew we liked Mandy the first time we met, which was at a consultation. We met with a few other midwives, but before we had a chance to make any decisions, we miscarried. At first we had no idea what was happening, so we called Mandy and left a message and also got a […]

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