Stories

Bella’s Birth Story

Bella's Birth Story Written by Kalyn, Bella's mama For 23 years I assumed that when you got pregnant you went to the hospital; so that's what we did. Late October 2012 we had our first positive pregnancy test. Just shy of five weeks I started spotting. Not having seen...

Blog: Handguns, Holsters, and Homebirths

Handguns, Holsters, and Homebirths by Rachel Vangsnes of RISE Defensive Handgun Training What led me to this? I'm Rachel Vangsnes, and I met Heather and CTBC in 2012 when I was pregnant with my first, a boy. We got to work together again and become even closer through...

Blog: The Benefits of Skin to Skin Contact

The Benefits of Skin to Skin Contact By Salli Gonzalez, LM Skin to skin contact after birth. You’ve heard of it, maybe you’ve even had the experience of your baby in close contact with you, on your breast, all wet and warm immediately after birth.   But, what does it...

The Birth of Baby K, our first homebirth

The Birth of Baby K written by her mama, Natalie I had my first baby the regular way, in a hospital. Before she was born I had researched home birth but at the time I felt that having a midwife was an unreachable goal and the hospital route was just the normal thing...