Birthing With Courage


There is a movement happening that encourages women to birth without fear—to trust their bodies, their instincts, and their babies. The positivity that comes from this is incredible, uniting, and extremely empowering…but, is it entirely realistic? For me, I found that it was not. I found myself frustrated that I could not completely do away with my fears surrounding birth, particularly when hoping for a successful VBAC.

Here is why. Every woman enters her labor (whether at home or in

Join us for a Movie Party, Sunday Dec. 11th

Hi Everyone!
We had talked about having a movie party for December’s group meeting and ICAN of Athens beat us to it.  So . . . it makes the most sense for us to just join them!  I hope all of you have watched the first Business of Being Born and if not, go out and watch it today.  You can live stream it on Netflix.  More Business of Being Born was released recently as 4 – 1 hour segments.  …

Marianne’s VBAC

Thank you Marianne and Stephen for allowing us to be a part of your very special day. This is their birth story as written by Marianne.

It would be an understatement to say it was a surprise when I found out I was pregnant. My oldest daughter was two years old and my identical twin girls were almost one. After dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss just 5 years before and suffering an ectopic pregnancy resulting in the loss of …

VBAC birth stories

There has been a lot of talk around town lately about mamas wanting a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean (VBAC).  Unfortunately the conversation  has been focused on limiting choices and what a VBAC can not do.  I would rather focus on something positive.  Let’s talk about what a VBAC mama CAN do:

  • Have a normal birth
  • Find a care provider who is supportive of her choices

I truly believe this and here are some positive birth stories to prove