Category Archives : Birth Stories

NPT mamas share their birth stories! We believe that every woman should give birth where and how she feels safest, and make birth choices that fall within her personal comfort level. Thus, we share these stories to encourage and inspire, knowing that you’ll do your own research, follow your own inner knowing, and make the right choice for you as the time comes.


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Olivia’s Roadside Breech-Footling Surprise Twin VBAC 2

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 […]


Molly’s Cesarean Birth of Twins (complete placenta previa!) 1

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, […]

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

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 […]

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