A Healing Home Birth Story for a Survivor Who Reclaimed Her Power

A Healing Home Birth Story for a Survivor Who Reclaimed Her Power

***TRIGGER WARNING***
Our little angle is two months old! I can't believe it has been two months since I faced my fears about an un-medicated birth, and brought this wonderful blessing into the world!  I want to tell my birth story to help any woman who has been through anything similar, to let you know you too can take back your power!  And to shed light on what a home birth is, how empowering it can be and what a fantastically, amazing experience it is! 

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Bringing It Home - VBAC FTW! {Tampa Bay Homebirth}

Bringing It Home - VBAC FTW! {Tampa Bay Homebirth}

I woke up after a peculiar and very real dream the day before we found out we were expecting again.  I had dreamt that I was lying in bed, looking into the side-cared crib, and sleeping peacefully was a sweet baby boy.  The next day I decided to test. Lo’ and behold, we were going to have our second baby!

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Earley Bird Gets The Worm- A Gainesville Birth Story {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

Earley Bird Gets The Worm- A Gainesville Birth Story {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

Sometimes there are people who are just really great at life. Those people are also usually make pregnancy and childbirth look like an effortless stroll in the park. My gorgeous friend, soul sister, and (future) sister midwife Abby is that person. 

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The Epic Journey of "Calamity" Jane Clementine {Tampa Bay Home Birth Stories}

The Epic Journey of "Calamity" Jane Clementine {Tampa Bay Home Birth Stories}

There is something about walking with a long time friend and couple you truly adore as they embark on their special journey into parenthood that is profoundly moving and extra special. To witness your friend find their strength as a woman, and then as a mother is a beautiful, poignant thing! 

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Special Photography Pricing in October!!! {Tampa Bay Birth Photographer}

Special Photography Pricing in October!!! {Tampa Bay Birth Photographer}

 

To celebrate Tampa Bay's newest midwife, Charlie Rae, we're offering special pricing on all photography booked in the month of October!

Maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family sessions booked in and shot in the month of October will have the opportunity to purchase the disc of high-resolution photos and print release for only $150 - that's a $350 savings! The standard $150 session fee will apply, bringing the entire cost to only $300 plus tax! 

Also, for a limited time, birth coverage with a high-resolution disc of images is available for only $700 plus tax! Email me at jeanine@barefootbirth.com to get started!

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Rally to Improve Birth 2013 -- {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

Rally to Improve Birth 2013 -- {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

So many amazing families braved the heat to rally together to raise awareness about birth options today, and Barefoot Birth was proud to attend! We got to chat with mamas and papas while their kiddos colored our Barefoot Birth themed coloring book pages! 

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BFF babies. {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

BFF babies. {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

 

As many of you know, Barefoot Birth began as a small little wish of myself and my best friend Megan. This past summer, I had the huge honor of attending Megan's first homebirth and welcoming her son earthside. Every birth is so special, but to walk with your best friend on one of their most vulnerable and important days is simply magical. 

These are two best friends who I had the honor of caring for simultaneously during their second pregnancies. Katie and Dana were due just days apart from one another. They became inseparable after meeting when they were teenagers. They put their story like this:

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home + waterbirth : welcome serenity! {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

home + waterbirth : welcome serenity! {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

This story comes to us from a beautiful client who is the mama to 3 precious girls. This was her 2nd homebirth. I love how calm she was even while cursing like a sailor to bring her baby earthside. I just adore this family and love that they have shared their story with the world! Enjoy! 

"On Nov 8, 2012 I was 41 weeks pregnant with my 3rd daughter Serenity River. I had a real urge to get some shopping done that evening, so after dinner I ran to Wal-Mart while Chris was home with the big girls. On my way to the store I started having back pain for the first time. So when I got back home, I ended up doing a "Bitch post" for the first time, complaining about my back hurting and was just DONE. I was ready for Serenity to come out and meet the world!  It was after we got the girls to bed that I realized this back pain was coming and going, which meant I was in early labor!! I called Gina and Charlie, my midwife and student midwife, to let them know what was going on. This is when Gina told me she was still not feeling well from being in the hospital sick for 5 days and that she couldn't come to my birth, she would have to send her back up Jill with Charlie.  I was really upset that she wasn't going to make it, but felt very comfortable with Charlie; I knew she was going to take great care of us.

 

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