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Idaho Birth Journey Part 2

So happy to announce that Daisy Burke White was born on 5/3/16 at 4:56 pm!  6 lb 14 oz, 20.5 inches long.  And yes, a girl!  I was convinced since the minute Dani told me she was pregnant that this baby was a boy, so I was (and still am a little bit) so surprised!  No one else seemed surprised, as all the kids in Dani’s family are girls.

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However, waiting for Daisy to be born was full of surprises!

On 5/1/16, Dani’s due date, her water broke at 10:30 pm.  She ran upstairs and showed me an amnicator (which is a long q-tip with pH paper on the tip that turns alkaline, or dark blueberry blue, when it comes in contact with amniotic fluid).  Well, it was the most obvious blueberry positive I have ever seen!  Reminded me of the same energy someone has when running up with a pregnancy test, excited to be at the beginning of a whole new journey! … Read More

A Freebirth Story

At Ocean Midwives we support a women’s journey through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum.  Each woman and baby are unique and have their own history, life experience, desires, and needs as they prepare to welcome a new life into the world.  We were lucky to meet this mother who was planning a freebirth after a cesarean.  She came to see us for a prenatal near the end of pregnancy for some reassurement, information, and community.  It is with great pleasure we share her birth story and photos, with her permission, and can celebrate her journey with her.

Her story is all hers, please enjoy!

An Unassisted Birth, Waterbirth, VBAC, Homebirth, Freebirth!

“My birth story begins on November 16, 2011, the day I had an elected cesarean at the advice and encouragement of my Doctor. I was 41+1 weeks and he was concerned that my baby boy was too big, and I was showing no signs that labor was close.… Read More

Odette Vivian’s Birth Story

Birth Date: April 30th, 2015

I had been having Braxton Hicks on and off since week 25 of the pregnancy. When I was 36 wks, 6 days, I woke up feeling crampy, like I was getting my period, and the Braxton Hicks were tighter and more intense. This continued on and off for a portion of each of the next nine days. My son was born three weeks early, so I thought something could happen at any time. There were a few days when contractions were stronger, sometimes vaguely painful, and I thought things might progress, but to no avail. Sunday morning (April 28) I lost the majority of my mucus plug, with some other pieces throughout the day. I couldn’t fall asleep Sunday night, and then around midnight on Sunday night/ Monday morning I started feeling extremely crampy, and I would have painful contractions, about 40 seconds long, every ten to fifteen minutes.… Read More