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The Birth Story of Xavian Robert Nusz
by Chamomile Nusz

Xavian threatened an early arrival. Five weeks before his due date I slipped on some stairs, not a big fall just a bump, but enough to start labor the next afternoon. Contractions were regular and Tree (Jane) came over to see what she thought. I was in good spirits because I was tired of being pregnant and was excited to meet my new little man. In talking to Tree we realized that five weeks was too early and if we could get the contractions stopped we should...
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Coming into the World
by Cliff & Melissa Heiser

Spring of 2008 my husband and I decided that we wanted to try to have our first baby.  I had attended my cousin’s birth and was outraged at how no one listened to her or her needs, people tried to rush her through stages, and her doctor never even attended her delivery..
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Our Daughters Day of Arrival

Our Daughters Day of Arrival
by Craig Tormoen

Auspicious is as accurate as any word we could find to describe the day.  We also felt  serene and serendipitous seemed to be appropriate (both found on page 1119 of The American Heritage Dictionary, 2nd College Edition.)  .)...
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Long Awaited Home Birth

Long Awaited Home Birth
by Stacy Mathis 

I started researching homebirth when I was pregnant with my 2nd child in 2003 after reading an article about the topic.  My husband, Sam, did not disapprove of the idea, but was uncomfortable with it since this was his first child and we knew of no one that had given birth outside of a hospital...
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What an Amazing Gift!
by Laura Menningen

When my husband and I found out that we were expecting our seventh child, I knew that I needed to look into a planned homebirth with a midwife.  Our fourth child was born at home into my husband’s hands after a very fast labor...
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from loving hands

From Loving Hands
by Louise Pease

Through the nearly 8 years of, first, realizing my own infertility, then having corrective surgery and, finally, searching for adoption success, Tree Marie (now known by many as Jane Peterson) was a wonderful friend, beginning her work with midwifery...
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the birth of fin

The Birth of Fin
by Dr. Rob & Mary Blohowiak

Sometimes things just don't go how you expect. This seemed to be the theme of our lives when I got pregnant with our third child. We were settled in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. We weren't going anywhere...
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