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Licensed Midwife, Homebirth Midwifery and Holistic Women's Health

Three months ago I welcomed my baby girl into my arms. I have been deliberating whether or not to post my birth story here on my blog. I decided not to (if you email me, I will send it to you) but I do want to share news of her arrival and what a joyous and healing journey this past year has been.

The nine months were not without challenge. My partner accepted a new job before I discovered I was pregnant, and we moved from New Mexico to Montana during my first trimester. I was extremely sick again with nausea and vomiting. Many months are a blur. I have no idea how I packed and unpacked a house and moving truck, drove three days with a toddler, and moved into a new house! I was dead tired and constantly falling asleep while my two year old climbed all over me. I think there were weeks, and maybe months, when all I ate were rice cereal and gluten-free waffles. But she grew quietly and sweetly and let me have the peace I needed when I was able to surrender to it.

I was able to move through my pregnancy and birth guided primarily by my own intuition and desires. How freeing it was!

My daughter remained quite a mystery all the way to the end. She was much smaller than my first, and was only a fraction as active. She stayed in one position the entire time, and kept herself nicely flexed and anterior thank heaven and earth! Her birth was glorious, painful, surprising, primal, divine. She sleeps. She laughs. She sits happily in my arms. Many of you know my journey through my son’s first years and you know I needed this!

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  1. melissa #
    January 6, 2011

    Oh, Erin! I am so, so happy for you! I would love to read your birth story. I have been secretly pining away over here on the East Coast!

    • January 6, 2011

      Hi Melissa! I’ll send it to you now, but I’m telling you, it’s long!

  2. January 7, 2011

    I’d love to read your story if you don’t mind sending it to me! So, I knew that you were in MT but didn’t realize that you were so new to the state. Hope you’re liking living here! =) And congrats on your baby girl!

  3. Naima #
    January 7, 2011

    I would like to read it too. I was just recently rereading my birth journal….

  4. January 7, 2011

    I’ll send it to you all. It means a lot to me that you’d like to read it! Folks can email me directly too at erincpm@gmail.com

    • Jillian #
      January 7, 2011

      Hi Darling,

      Lovely to read a little here and I would love to read the whole thing. Please e-mail it whenever you have the time. Much love to you.

      Jillian

  5. January 23, 2011

    Congratulations!! Welcome baby girl. Hazah!

    On a separate note, I have tagged you for a blogging ‘award’ here http://blessingtree.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/one-award-and-seven-things-you-didnt-know-about-me/ ‘cos yours is one of the blogs I look out for and like following. It would be fun if you joined in as I’d get to learn more about you and find out which blogs you rate the most.

    Cheers,
    Gauri

  6. July 1, 2012

    Hi Erin. I would love to read your birth story – especially since mine is soon coming up. We are due August 24. Miss you loads – wish we got to see your face from time time to time. Catching in person would be so lovely.

    Love,
    jeanna

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