birth plan

A Mom Shares: Why I Chose to Have a C-Section

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Before I got pregnant, you could say I was pretty undereducated about the birth options. I just figured I’d have an epidural and have a baby. I didn’t even realize that my own mother had had two natural (drug-free) births before my youngest sister was born via C-section.  But once I saw that... read more

Hurricane Sandy Birth Stories

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Marina Harutunian and daughter, Marianna, who was born Monday night during Hurricane Sandy.NBC News / The Bump Marina Harutunian and daughter, Marianna, who was born Monday night during Hurricane Sandy.
It’s safe to say that 34 year old Christine Schleppy didn’t have “deliver during a hurricane in a mobile medical shelter” in her birth plan. But that's exactly what happened after she started having contractions last night at 6 p.m., just as Hurricane Sandy was hitting her New Jersey neighborhood, reports read more