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It’s Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, which makes today a perfect day to celebrate all the benefits of early skin-to-skin contact (SSC)! Benefits of skin to skin on healthy term babies  as listed by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, in her book Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers include: More […]

Amazing Power of Skin to Skin Contact!


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Shortly after having my now 3 year old daughter via cesarean birth due to failure to progress/CPD after an induction for post dates, I started planning my VBAC homebirth. Little did I know then that I would be carrying mono/di twins.

Caitlyn’s 40 Week HBAC of Mono-Di Twins!



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Some things:  My first baby, Bruin, was born in 2009 via cesarean, and I feel it was truly unnecessary- a standard cascade of interventions story.  I knew within months of his birth that my next child would be born at home.  There are lots of reasons, but that is not […]

Olivia’s Roadside Breech-Footling Surprise Twin VBAC


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So, I was pretty much considered a “high risk pregnancy” from the start. “Advanced maternal age” at 39, conceived via IVF with ICSI (although it’s controversial as to whether this confers any/much additional risk or not), and twins. Conceiving had been so awful (three years of infertility, multiple failed attempts, […]

Molly’s Cesarean Birth of Twins (complete placenta previa!)


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When I was 12 weeks pregnant I went in for my first ultrasound. As I eagerly watched the screen, the technician tried both an abdominal and vaginal ultrasound, yet no baby appeared. She quietly went and got the doctor who also tried both methods of ultrasound and still no baby. […]

Nicole’s Cesarean Birth of Twins (due to HUGE fibroid!)



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I wanted to share my story here so that those who do not understand why someone might choose to homebirth multiples could have a little more insight into the decision-making process that goes into it. This essay isn’t to convince anyone to birth at home, or that home is superior […]

From “No way” to “Best way for me” – my ...


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Are you pumping for your twins, triplets, or more? Did you know that hands-on pumping can help you increase your output? Checkout this great video from Stanford University’s Newborn Nursery to learn how to use hands-on pumping techniques to maximize breastmilk production! http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html Related Images:

Hands-on Pumping


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Breastfeeding my Twins Despite Their Prematurity by Lindsay Castiglione After an emergent c-section at 30w3d due to fetal distress of my baby B, I had a deep fear that breastfeeding my twin boys would be impossible. I had read Mothering Multiples, so I had at least a little leg up […]

Breastfeeding Premature Twins



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I feel like I can’t start this story without mentioning Eloise’s birth. The two feel very connected to me, a continuation of sorts. It was through her birth that I had come to meet my midwives and this story would have been completely different without them. I also feel that […]

Sarah’s twin homebirth (prenatally said to be mono-di)