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I opted for natural childbirth with my first-born. I never really questioned if I would be able to do it – that’s the stubborn in me, I guess. We took the Lamaze classes and I read all the books....

My VBAC Birth Story

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When my oldest son was born, everything happened so fast. I was only thirty-seven weeks gestation when he was born, and it was quite the experience. Outside of extra monitoring and progesterone shots, I had a pretty normal pregnancy,...
My husband and I were thrilled to start a family. My first pregnancy was incredibly smooth, with my OB literally saying that every appointment was perfect. Besides the normal morning sickness, there were no complications. I gave birth to...
Unusual but not weird. This was my standard for determining whether a potential baby name made the cut (aka: the iPhone note created years before I met my husband).  If it was on the Social Security Administration top 1000 list in...
         Birth - I could talk about it all day. How you went into labor, your birth story and your whole experience. There are always similarities and differences in these conversations. I have had two babies and two...

I Hate Being Pregnant

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 I hate being pregnant. "Wow."  "That's a pretty harsh statement, Camille." I know it and I mean it. I know it's a completely different opinion from someone who has documented their struggle to get/stay pregnant, but I stand by it. Pregnancy is a...
Get The OR Ready! {An Unlikely Birth Story} I loooove to plan! I thrive on knowing when things are going to happen and try to be prepared for them as much as possible. It's irony at it's finest when we...
  Even before I was pregnant with my first child, I knew I wanted a natural birth. I watched The Business of Being Born and I was hooked. I wanted to experience all the sensations of labor and childbirth, and I...
When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month...
{For just this week, we are handing over our computers to the men in our lives and turning this little piece of the world wide web into Red Stick DADS Blog!  Read along with their joys and their struggles, and find out...
“You’re hiring a what?!” was the most common reaction I got when I mentioned I was hiring a professional birth photographer. And I was living in Austin at the time…you know, the place where people ride around topless on...

My Redeeming Birth

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After the traumatic birth of my first daughter, I desired a birth where I was in control of my care, with the support of people who believe that pregnancy and labor are not medical conditions that need to be...

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Must Have Summer Passes, Memberships, and Deals in Baton Rouge

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