The Healthiest Baby in the NICU

By Sheila Mulhern, Guest Writer My son Asher had to go to the NICU for about 12 hours after he was born. He was pretty tiny at birth, only weighing 5 pounds, 2 ounces. He was born at just over 37 weeks, so while he was still technically premature, he really should have been bigger … [Read more…]

A thousand gold stars

By Sarah Rieke, Core Writer I remember being seventeen years old and sitting in my high school psychology class. My teacher was sharing about her second birth experience. She was nearing retirement age but even several decades hadn’t eroded her vivid memory of the details. She described how she had taken a hypnobirthing class to … [Read more…]

When your motherhood story doesn’t begin like you thought it would

By Brittany Meng, Creator and Editor for Mothering Beyond Expectations What did you feel when you saw those two lines, that plus sign that told you life would never, ever be the same again? I was in my matchbox-sized bathroom of our rental house, pants around my ankles, shaking when I found out. I was … [Read more…]

My baby, my redemption: A Birth Story

By Breanne Davis, Core Writer When I think back to the most significant pain in my life all I can think about is how much I loved that pain. Truly. I’m not crazy nor am I someone who enjoys pain. This pain for me was healing; it was redemptive. This labor pain was exactly what … [Read more…]