Birth Stories

Elsa Ann – First Home Birth After Four Hospital Births

After having four previous children most would think I should have learned patience with my fifth pregnancy. That was not the case. I was surprised and a little upset to have made it to my due date after having all my full term babies in week 38. Not to mention staying at 2 cms for weeks. On Thursday, June 14th, Beth came to my home for a visit and striped my membranes hoping to get things moving, along with walking…

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Why I Decided to Have a Home Birth After Two C-Sections

God is good. The Holy Bible says that the ways of God are foolishness to man. I’m beginning to see how very true that is. The Bible says a lot of things. The more I read it, the older I get, the more I see how faithful and true God’s word is. I want to tell you about what God has done for me. I am twenty-eight years old, the mother of two small children. My husband and I are…

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The Birth of Elizabeth Fatih – Dad Helps Catch!

A few months ago, we welcomed our second child, Elizabeth Faith, into our lives. July 30th was the day on which Elizabeth was born, and what an amazing day it was. Although Elizabeth is our second child, her delivery was our first experience with natural childbirth and with home birth.   In November, my husband (Bobby) and I were excited to learn that I was pregnant again. Although he did not mention it to me, Bobby had felt led to…

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The Birth of Esther Dawn

Our family had the blessing of working with Beth Overton and her student, Liz Derry during the pregnancy, labor, and delivery of our sixth child. After moving to the Valley late in the pregnancy and searching unsuccessfully for a midwife in the area, we were thrilled to find Beth through the ATM website. My husband and I read through the information Beth had posted on her website and we were pleased with her godly beliefs and natural outlook on pregnancy…

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Aaron Patterson Delivered by His Dad

We’ll start with a little background. We live in Victoria, Texas, which is about 87 miles to the northwest of Corpus Christi, where our midwife, Beth Overton, lives and bases her practice. Prior to this birth, we had four sons. The first three were born in Corpus Christi, though we’ve never lived there, and the last was born in our hometown. All four were hospital births, their pregnancies were relatively uneventful, and all of their labors lasted between eight and…

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Josiah Stanton – Baby # 6, Homebirth #2

With our first baby my husband had a day and a time he thought would be nice for the baby to be born. Well, guess what…the baby was born on that day at that time! Ever since then, he has at least picked a day he’d like the baby to born on. Although since this first birth his predictions have been unsuccessful. With this last pregnancy he thought it would be nice for the baby to be born on June…

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Tye Alezander’s Birth Story – Caught by Dad!

7 lbs 1 oz, July 6, 2003 I teach natural childbirth, so when I became pregnant with my second child it was a natural thing for me to call up Beth Overton for my prenatal care and delivery. I have many students who use her services and I have referred families to her. My daughter was born in a hospital here in Corpus Christi, and interestingly enough, I never even conceived the idea of a home birth with her (this…

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Hannah Faith – Story Told by Mother and Sister

Hannah’s Birth Story Told by Her Mother Saturday, April 16, I started having regular contractions. I knew Beth, my midwife, was out of town visiting family (she had asked my permission before she left). I waited until the contractions were fairly close together, then called her to make sure she was on her way back home. Dan was planning to work late, but I told him to come on home. By the time everybody got to the house, the contractions…

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Duncan’s Home Birth

11-8-04 I was 13 days overdue.  Contractions started almost immediately after my appointment with Beth, my midwife. She had swept my membranes again and applied arnica and evening primrose oil to my cervix. I was dilated to 3 cm, completely effaced, and my cervix was very responsive to touch and she could stretch me to 4 cm. I continued having contractions about every 4-5 minutes throughout the day. But I still wasn’t convinced that I was actually in labor.I had…

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Emma Leigh’s Home Birth

I have to start Emma’s story the week before she was born. A virus had been running through our six children the week before Emma’s birth, however none of the kids were sick at the same time. I was awake every night for a week and I was exhausted, but thankful that I had not had the bug. How wrong I was, on April 16 th I came down with it. I had to stay close to home and to…

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