Jess & Judah

Jess & Judah

At our last prenatal group, Julie led us in sharing a hope for the person across from us and a hope for our own birth. Only in retrospect do I understand the gravity of the hope I shared for myself: to tap into a strength I didn’t know I had. For weeks I had lived in...
Vanessa & Adelina

Vanessa & Adelina

Vanessa’s Version I waited several days after my due date for active labor to start spontaneously. It felt like purgatory. I knew I was on the edge of a cliff waiting to cross over but I felt stuck; unable to fully enjoy the final days of just the two of us and...
Jill & River

Jill & River

Birth of River September 10, 2017 When I became pregnant with my third child, River, I was over the moon.  I had just turned 40 and was hoping to have a third baby before it was too late.  When I found out I would be the mother of three boys, I was at first...
Zita & Nahla

Zita & Nahla

My birthing story with Nahla We had just moved to SF, when we found out I was pregnant again. My first thought,  knowing the reputation of the US of being very prone to medical interventions, was ‘oh no, now I do have to deliver in a hospital!’ My first daughter Seva...
Stephanie & Josephine

Stephanie & Josephine

A San Francisco Birth Center Birth at St. Luke’s Hospital Before meeting Josephine, I knew she was going to be great. She had given me a very easy ride during the pregnancy, with no complaints besides a little fatigue first trimester.  The hardest part for me...

Valentina & Filippo

Right around the time we found out we were pregnant with baby #2 we also heard that the long awaited birth center was just about to open its doors to women (and babies) pretty close to our house. YAY! We took it as a sign that we were indeed meant to welcome our...