April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Why homebirth?

My homebirth sanctuary.
Credit: Amendolara Photography

Author’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the topic of homebirth. Read the first. For the most part, I kept our plans for a homebirth a highly guarded secret. Only a small group of people knew. This included my parents – who had to know because they were the caregivers for the two […]

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Demystifying homebirth: How-tos for having your baby at home

My midwife with brand new Vincent.
Credit: Amendolara Photography

Author’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the topic of homebirth. I don’t know if it’s true, but there are stories out there on the interwebs that, in preparation for her twins’ birth, Beyonce turned part of her house into a maternity ward, complete with neonatal equipment like incubators. This was reportedly […]

Why we chose to keep our son intact

Our intact boy.

This piece has been swirling around in my head for months. Before I cover what the title references, I have to go back a little more than 10 years. When I was pregnant with our first son Elliot, I gave little thought to circumcision. I honestly don’t remember discussing it with my midwife, although she […]

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The birth of Vincent

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Vincent’s birth story began the week of his estimated due date, which was Sept. 22. On Monday morning of that week, Sept. 18, my husband left for a business conference in Orlando, Florida. He was scheduled to return the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 21. I mostly kept the fact that he was gone a secret. […]

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