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Serena: Julian’s Birth (VBAC)

I had planned to have my first-born son, Finnegan, at home. But three days after my water broke, I ended up at the hospital. A much un-wanted cesarean section and a rough beginning in the hospital NICU left me with a sense of loss and failure. No matter how much I tried to accept  and…

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Sara: Liam’s Birth

I grew up believing that people only safely have babies in hospitals, but when my husband and I found ourselves expecting our first child, I realized I desperately wanted another option. My initial media-driven apprehension (home births don’t typically end well in movies) led me to a couple of disappointing visits at my OBGYN office.…