April Moments

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


The Home Birth Mindset: How Prenatal Care is Unique

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


Why I Chose to Have Home Birth

Author’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the topic of home birth. Read the first. For the most part, I kept our plans for a home birth 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 […]


Why We Chose to Keep Our Son Intact

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 probably asked because she knew it would come up at the hospital soon after delivery. Sadly, I remember very little about the subject. No reading. No research. No questions […]

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