Isla Jane’s Birth Story

As I went through my second pregnancy, I approached my imminent labor with much anticipation. While I tried my best to keep in mind that all labors are different, I was happy to have some knowledge of what to expect and most of all, what I’d like to do differently…

Nell Maisie Comas

My labor varied so much from what was considered average or common. Classes taught me to expect 12 hours of early labor, and that I would enter the transition phase followed by a brief break before pushing began. Neither of those were true for me during my 57.5 hour labor

Claire and Owen

My two children were such incredibly different birth experiences.

Nel’s Birth Story

We were planning a home birth, but didn’t have a home until the final hour. That kept things exciting.

Addi’s Birth Story

I waited and waited every day after the day I was able to have my planned Birth here in Juneau. I expected to go early.

Cooper’s Birth Story

Since this was my fourth child, I felt I knew my body well enough to choose my own level of care.

Eleira’s Birth Story

It was a beautiful sunny Tuesday, one of the first sunny days of the year where you could actually feel the lights warmth. My due date was 6 days away, and I knew that as a first time mom I was likely to go over. I was taking advantage of the time to wrap up loose ends that needed to be taken care of prior to our daughter’s arrival…

Lucien’s Birth Story

Our baby was a complete surprise; sort of.

Uri’s Birth Story – Told by Mom

It was about time to greet Uri to this world. I was 40 weeks and 6 days pregnant and my body was more than ready to push and bring my bundle of joy into my life. I remember I couldn’t move with the same freedom than I did when I was only 7 months pregnant, but I worked hard…

Uri’s Birth Story – Told by Papa

Uri came to this world the usual way via natural birth. Born at Juneau Birth Center with very caring midwives, Uri had no complications. Stephanie, his mother, did everything she was told and made herself as comfortable as she could during the delivery…