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My Birth Story: Coco’s Early Arrival

February 21st, 2017

Tessa Stephenson, Portland, Oregon I was admitted to the hospital at 28 and one-half weeks for high blood pressure. What was meant to be a 48-hour observation period turned into a scary discussion of a premature baby and the rest of my pregnancy on hospitalized bed rest. Colette Leimomi Stephenson was born on January 1, […]

My Birth Story

January 31st, 2017

Alissa Jean Schafer, Coral Springs, Florida “Is this what labor feels like?” As a first time mother, this is how my birth story started. Even though the baby was supposed to come via scheduled cesarean for medical reasons, we had pushed the scheduled date to the last possible minute. In the days leading up to […]

Diary of an Expectant Mother

December 27th, 2016

Welcome to Julie’s diary! Julie first met La Leche League when she was struggling with latch issues with her first daughter.  Those were resolved and Julie went on to nurse her daughter into toddlerhood.  Walk with Julie over the next five days to hear the story of her most recent birth and learn about the […]

My Birth Story: Lucy’s Early Arrival

December 6th, 2016

Melissa Bair, Columbus, Ohio When I was pregnant with my first daughter, we lived in Wisconsin. We were planning on moving to Ohio when I would have been 34 weeks. We had everything set up: a doctor and a hospital in Ohio, movers and moving truck ready, and a subletter for our apartment. My husband […]