Category Archives: Birth Stories

Welcome Earthside – Baby Violet!

Melissa was a first time mother who began seeing our practice very early in her pregnancy. She and her husband (a local police officer) took childbirth classes at our office, hired Rose Day to be their doula, checked off their birth supplies as they gathered them, and then waited patiently for their first baby, a […]

THE LITTLE STINKER! (Compound presentation – ouch!)

WARNING: Graphic photos to follow…..!!! I recently had the honor of attending an amazing first birth of a mommy and daddy who worked incredibly together for 2 days to bring forth their son. She was in labor for two full days, fighting for every step forward in her labor. She was a trooper and took […]

Birth of a new mother: Baby Niko’s Birth

This is the story of baby Niko’s birth as told by his mother… * * * * * * * * * * * The Birth Story of Niko Michael Jeras Born at home on August 27, 2010 Nearing my due date, as excited as I was, I tried to tell myself that I wouldn’t […]

Welcome, Baby Charlie!!

This is the birth of baby Charlie as told by his powerful mommy…..   * * * * * * * * * As I moved through my pregnancy, I reflected on my previous birth experience and decided it was time to make some decisions. When I gave birth to Jack is was an amazing […]


While I have told stories of some of the births I have attended…I also concede that I prefer to hear the personal story told by the family that experienced it! The following is just the first of birth stories to come – guest bloggers, if you will…..birth stories and pictures shared by clients of mine […]

2010 BABIES – a thank you

2010…what a year!! Ups and downs and all around – but that’s one of the joys of midwifery: it’s never boring!! I’d love to take a moment to say thank you to the miraculous moments I have been allowed to take part in this past year. LENA (1/10): You were my first baby of 2010 […]

It’s a – 10 lb 5 oz BOY!

Who would think that this teeny tiny quiet-spoken redheaded mama…..would end up birthing a 10 pound 5 ounce baby boy in her bathtub? Well…okay, I have to admit we suspected as much. I mean, she did plan a homebirth and she is that type of woman that can and will do anything she puts her […]


Remember this disclaimer of my telling birth stories. A short while ago I saw a mom blissed out on birthing hormones – and it made me feel both lucky to be witness to such a wonderful moment, but also a bit like an intruder in this family’s private moment. Her labor started with light ‘pressure […]

11 pounds 8 ounces!!

Remember this disclaimer of my telling birth stories. **WARNING: The following pictures are VERY graphic pictures of a baby being born! They are between the legs, nothing censored! :WARNING** These pictures were given to me by the amazing mother so that I could share them with you. While I am keeping her anonymous, it’s impossible […]


OKAY! OKAY! I hear you….I do! You are screaming it…more birth stories!! The thing is that in order for me to share birth stories I need EXPLICIT permission from my client. Well, I don’t need permission to share their births without identifying information – but I require it because I try and give the utmost […]