International adoption

Gotcha Day!

Facing my 40s single and childless – and after several IVF attempts -- it was time to pursue adoption. I hired an...
Birth story Dad

Birth From a Dad’s Perspective

So Dani wakes me up around 3am and tells me I need to start setting up the birthing tub. Nothing she says...
Homebirth birth story

I Trusted

As I sit here and stare at a blank piece of paper, in the same space I birthed her, almost a year...
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Amelia Benton’s Birth Story

The bright glow of the full moon had passed behind the quiet Hale Mahina in the distant west. The twinkle of the...
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Ellee Moon Rising ~ Home Birth Story

An unmedicated home birth is what I wanted. I believe it’s what my soul needed after conceiving via IVF and having been loaded with...
Birth story Kelly King

Birthing Story ~ On My Daughter’s Birth-day

On my daughter’s 33rd birthday, the memories are still vivid. At 26 years young, I was the first of five siblings and most of...
Home birth story

A Birthing Story ~ Stormy Days & Early Births

Every woman’s birth transforms her to the deepest of her core. It rocks her out of this world and into a deep inner space....
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Birthing Story: My Daughter of the Moon

After months of anticipation I walked in the big glass hospital doors to the Birth unit. This was the day I had been dreaming...
Birthing story intrathecal

All is Well that Ends Well!

It blows my mind to think I grew an actual human being in my belly and gave birth to it. What a miracle! With...
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Amidst the Vibrancy of our Ancestors

The first birth I ever attended was my sister’s birth of my nephew Kaikuolo. All natural - peaceful, intense, beautiful and at home. Fast...
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