April Moments

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

The homebirth mindset: How prenatal care is unique

About 33 weeks pregnant with Vincent.

Author’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on the topic of homebirth. Read the first and the second. While my third pregnancy was my first time working with a homebirth midwife, I am no stranger to midwifery care. I relied on midwives for prenatal care during my previous two pregnancies, too. However, partnering with […]

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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