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Tales of labors and births that I have attended, usually written from my own perspective.

Welcome Sibyl!

August 31, 2013

I am thrilled to say that my kid has made her outside-the-womb debut! Sibyl was born at her Nana’s house, surrounded by people who already loved her. I had my first contraction at 9pm and told Susan she might not want to drive back to McMinnville that night. So she agreed to sleep at my […]

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Alpaca Babies!

June 24, 2012

So I just had two births in three days.  I’m farm-sitting for my mom, and both of her June mamas decided to have their babies on my watch! Meet Alisa… and Victor! Alisa is now two days old.  She is about 4 hours old in this picture.  It had been pouring out and she shivered […]


Contrasting Births

September 28, 2010

These two births were similar in that they were both holdout primips from the previous month, shared the same due date, and happened back-to-back.  Other aspects of their labors and births, however, were polar opposites, and very interesting to compare to one another.  I learned a lot here, including a glimpse of how much I […]


Missed Births

September 1, 2010

The entire month of August, I attended zero births, which is wild considering our practice had 5 EDDs on the calendar for the month.  My preceptor attended 3, but I managed to miss all of them, and the 2 other August mamas went over into September.  This is the story of the births for which […]


Fast Homebirths

July 10, 2010

In which our hero relates the tale of the most recent birth, as well as another that I hadn’t told yet.  At least, not here.  These two were both fast.  They also happen to be the only two births so far to take place in our clients’ homes.  And the only two underwater births so […]


Bonus Babies

June 26, 2010

The account of two births with primips (first-time mamas) who came to us last minute.  I had thought we were done with our births for June, but shows what I know! The first client came to us at 39 weeks 5 days. She had been planning a hospital birth, but not looking forward to it. […]


First Week, First Babies

June 5, 2010

Alright, so I’m sitting here, having a late lunch, checking in every so often on the mama and baby in the other room.  I haven’t even been here a week, and there’ve been two births, although I only attended today’s. The one I missed was an emergency induction and Cesarean for mama’s health with a […]


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