Older Birth Stories

Home and Hospital

On July 1st of 2004, I gave birth to my first child.  It was a beautiful experience; I was surrounded by family, secure in my own home, and comforted by the wonderful care of my midwife and her apprentices.  My husband’s mother, who still felt somewhat wary of birth after her own experience, found witnessing the birth of my son very healing for her own heart.  My own mother, a nurse for many years, found herself believing that the home…

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Elizebeth Grace’s Birth – Beth Delivers Her 2nd Grandchild

Born to Kassy and Royce Kemp – Story told by her grandmother, Beth Overton, the midwife who delivered her. May 6, 1998   ~  7 lbs. 6 ozs   Kassy, my oldest daughter called me to come to Arlington, Tx about three weeks before her due date.  She was having a little bloody show and since her first born, Zachary came 10 days early, I didn’t want to take any chances.  So my youngest daughter, Jessica and I drove the…

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Joanna’s Water Birth

Joanna was born at home in the water on Monday, June 9, 2003 at 9:50 pm. Her “official” due date was June 11. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and was 18.5 inches long. Her Apgars were 10/10. I woke up about 5:00 am on Monday having crampy contractions that required some concentration to get through. They were not lasting long at all, maybe 20 seconds, and they were coming every ten minutes or so. However, this being my third…

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