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A Tale of Two Deliveries (Part 2/4)

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(This post is part of a series of my birth stories. Click here for the first one.) I got changed into a gown; another laborious process in active labor, and the nurse attempted to check me. Let me explain something: I had never been vaginally checked for dilation/effacement before this point. My midwives believed in being less invasive, and I…

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Labor/Delivery

A Tale of Two Deliveries (Part 1/4)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The date was Monday, September 15, and I thought I was going to die. Maybe not die, but…something REALLY terrifying was about to happen. I was in active labor with my first son. I had no idea what to expect, outside of ALL of the YOUTUBE videos I…

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