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This birth story series is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.  We were grown-ups when we got married. In fact, we’d been grown up for several years when we found each other and fell in love. Since we were a little...
This birth story series is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.  My first labor was called a precipitous labor. Fortunately in that case, I was already in the hospital for observation when my water broke and contractions started. She was born...
This birth story series is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.  So, my babies all have big heads. And because my firstborn has a particularly large noggin, we headed down the road of induction when it seemed like our bouncing baby...
This birth story series is sponsored by Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Having babies is life changing. There isn't anyone that could argue me out of that fact. You are changed forever. The birth of each one of my kids...
This birth story series is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.  I was ready. The nursery was decorated, the car seat was installed, and my research was complete. But then I got Bell’s Palsy during my 38th week of pregnancy and...
This birth story series is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.  It was Wednesday, July 17, 2019. I was 36 and a half weeks pregnant with my first child, a baby girl. My husband was heading into his last day of...
This birth story series is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.  In November 2019, I found out I was pregnant with my second child. I was labeled as a high-risk pregnancy due to being diagnosed with chronic Crohn’s-Colitis, an anti-inflammatory disease...
This birth story series is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.  The familiar wave of nausea had hit me hard. I crawled back in bed only to find myself huddled in the bathroom once again five minutes later. I had one...
Hospitals across Kansas City are restricting visitors including those for moms in labor. While it’s not ideal, the purpose is to keep mom, baby and hospital staff safe and most importantly healthy. Providing emotional support and a healing environment is...
Part of the joy of walking the line between being naturally-minded and “mainstream” is that you get the side-eye from both crowds, especially when it comes to pregnancy and birth. The natural people truly CANNOT UNDERSTAND why you, a...
Part of planning a family is considering your birthing options. There are several settings women can consider, and I recommend a low intervention hospital setting if this is your preference. As your due date approaches, you will also want...
It was February 14, 2018 - Valentine’s Day – one year ago - when my husband and I went in for a scheduled induction for our first child. We celebrated with a romantic dinner before settling into our hospital...
What an experience to be the patient, when I’m normally the caregiver. I’m a midwife at Research Medical Center and I chose to have my first childbirth experience at the hospital I deliver babies at with a midwife named...
It’s your delivery day! First off, welcome to the day that will change your life… forever. As a labor and delivery nurse and a mother, I am telling you this to prepare you for quite possibly, the beginning of...
Hello new mom, soon-to-be-new mom, new mom again, and still-feel-like-a-new-mom-11-months-in (that’s me). Here we are post-pregnancy raising a child, and it’s not always easy. Mom-ing is a whole new world of emotions and physical experiences. This week is Maternal...

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