Maren is here!

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Maren is here!
Wed, 01-19-2011 - 12:13pm

A long birth story with x-post on jan EC and PAL board.

Maren’s Birth Story


At 4:45am I woke up having mild contractions.


Mom to Talia (3)

expecting #2 on 1/11/11


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Wed, 01-19-2011 - 1:44pm

What a beautiful birth story, Amanda, it sounded like an amazing experience :)

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Registered: 06-01-2004
Wed, 01-19-2011 - 3:48pm
What a beautiful story Amanda :) I am so very happy for you that she is finally here and in your arms - you worked so hard to get her ! I LOVE her name - it was at the top of my girl names strangely enough - DH has another one he likes for us better, but I think it is lovely and had dreams of calling our baby Maren too.....Great minds think alike!
Hugs and love to you,
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Registered: 08-11-2006
Wed, 01-19-2011 - 4:43pm

That is an absolutly wonderful story! You are what we like to call over at the unmedicated birthboard, A true birth warrior! I'm so happy that you have a healthly little one, and an amazing birth story to tell her when she grows up!



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Thu, 01-20-2011 - 9:34am


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Mon, 01-24-2011 - 8:42am

thank you for sharing your wonderful birth story Amanda. good luck for your family in the furture xxx

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Registered: 02-16-2007
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 1:04pm

Big congrats! I love your birth story!

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Registered: 01-11-2009
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 2:31pm

What a fabulous homebirth you had, Amanda!!! Congratulations on your baby girl, I am very, very pleased for you!!! Loved your birth story, hope my homebirth is just like that - lovely and peaceful! Well done, Mama :)

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Registered: 02-08-2009
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 4:25pm


What a lovely birth story. I'm so happy for you and your family.



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Registered: 01-19-2008
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 9:03pm
Awww, thanks for sharing!! I love birth stories, and yours sounded amazing!!! So happy it worked out so well for you!!

I love the name you picked too. Very pretty!!
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Registered: 08-16-2004
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:07pm
Congratulations! That's awesome that you got the homebirth you wanted. Glad everything was super.