Hope in Birth

My physical body was refreshed by the sun, and my birth spirit was rejuvenated!

Want a VBAC? Read This First…

You've had a cesarean. Join the crowd! In the United States, 1 in 3 women will give birth this way. (Myself included!) Nearly 33% of all births assisted by surgery. And it can be a very important, life-saving procedure for women and babies. But... Now you're pregnant again. And, for some reason, you don't want … Continue reading Want a VBAC? Read This First…

A Doula with H.E.A.R.T.

I've never officially certified with any doula organization. I've taken multiple and advanced doula trainings, gleaned wisdom, and continue to serve my clients faithfully and professionally. I've moved to running Time to Be Born as a business and less like a hobby and but wanted to keep the soul and spirit of service central to … Continue reading A Doula with H.E.A.R.T.

Birth Story – Sarah

I had the privilege of supporting Sarah and her husband as they welcomed their first baby into the world! I remember they were a perfect team and joy completely filled the room when their son was born. She experienced a very textbook labor pattern (contractions started more than 10 minutes apart and gradually moved closer … Continue reading Birth Story – Sarah

My Cesarean Birth – Cesarean Awareness Month

Edited to add: I want to rewrite this story someday. Even though I had a VBAC (and then another!) after Titus' birth, the details of his arrival are still raw and difficult. My heart went to deep, dark places that I'm sure only God witnessed and could comfort. However, I'm going to leave this very … Continue reading My Cesarean Birth – Cesarean Awareness Month

Faith in Birth

Four short years...a lifetime...ago, I held my newborn son in my arms. He was only three weeks old but seemed older. I had read countless books, scoured the internet for articles, took the most in-depth childbirth class I could find and stubbornly set my mind to have a natural birth. I even switched care providers … Continue reading Faith in Birth