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...
into the World
by Cliff & Melissa Heiser
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..
Our Daughters Day of Arrival
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.) .)...
by Craig Tormoen
Long Awaited Home Birth
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...
by Stacy Mathis
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...
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...
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...