My Birth Story

mama and em bw

I think birth stories are important to tell—we carry them with us for the rest of our lives, and they can be such a source of strength, hope, and connection to this great world, if we let them. By telling our stories, we can help alter the perception that birth is scary or something to “get through” and then be forgotten.

You can read my 6-part birth story here (scroll down this page to Part I to start). This epic tale continues to be my most popular post(ings). I hope you find inspiration, truth, and empowerment in my words.

xo Alexa

I am woman

Somewhere around the 24-hour mark, when I was in labor with Em, I sung out “I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman” in the midst of a contraction. The room erupted in giggles as I sung, but I … Continue reading

Posted in childbirth, motherhood | Leave a comment

The Birth Story: Part VI, The Hospital Birth~The push that brought life

Part I, The Homebirth~ Induction Part II, The Homebirth~Early Labor Part III, The Homebirth~Active Labor Part IV, The Homebirth~The Turning Point Part V, The Hospital Birth~Labor Part VI. The Hospital Birth At about noon, on the third day of my … Continue reading

Posted in childbirth, pregnancy | Leave a comment

The Birth Story: Part V, The Hospital Birth~labor

Part I, The Homebirth~ Induction Part II, The Homebirth~Early Labor Part III, The Homebirth~Active Labor Part IV, The Homebirth~The Turning Point Part V. The Hospital Birth~Labor The All Natural Hippie Gets an Epidural The purpose of going in to the … Continue reading

Posted in childbirth, pregnancy | Leave a comment

The Birth Story: Part IV, The Homebirth~the turning point

Part I, The Homebirth~ Induction Part II, The Homebirth~Early Labor Part III, The Homebirth~Active Labor Part IV. The Homebirth The Turning Point 26 hours into labor. I had been lying in bed for close to 12 hours, with a short … Continue reading

Posted in childbirth, pregnancy | 2 Comments

The Birth Story: Part III, The Homebirth~active labor

Warning: There are bound to be some graphic or raw mentions of the birthing process in this series. It’s difficult to feel any squeamishness or embarrassment on my part having been through the experience. And it’s difficult to tell a … Continue reading

Posted in childbirth, pregnancy | Leave a comment

The Birth Story: Part II, The Homebirth~early labor

Warning: Starting with this post in the series, there are bound to be some more graphic or raw mentions of the birthing process. It’s difficult to feel any squeamishness or embarrassment on my part having been through the experience. And … Continue reading

Posted in childbirth, pregnancy | Leave a comment

The Birth Story: Part I, The Homebirth~ induction

I am going to tell my story as a series with several parts, which only makes sense given the epic length of my labor (51 hours spread out over 3 days). Telling this story is incredibly important to me, but … Continue reading

Posted in childbirth, pregnancy | Leave a comment

Emerson Winter

Emerson Winter (Baby Em, Emmie) Born May 12, 2012 at 3:08 p.m. 7 lbs 14.5 oz 21 inches long   My sweet baby girl entered the world with one tiny cry and an obvious aura of peace about her. I am … Continue reading

Posted in childbirth, parenthood | 2 Comments

Leave a Reply