This Mama Shows the Humour in Giving Birth! (Muskoka Birth Story Series)

How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

So I was super happy when we found out but so shocked it was stressful. When we started trying I thought it’d take months but turns out it only took a week before it happened, I just didn’t figure it out until weeks later. So it was overwhelming because it was almost unexpected, but we were happy.

Who did you first tell when you found out you were pregnant?

Husband was the first to know because he was sitting in the bed waiting for the results . Followed closely by an old friend who had messaged me out of the blue for a ‘whats new,’ chat and I was in so much shock I spilled the beans! A few days later when I was about 7 weeks I told my parents and my unlaws. Then everyone else at 12 week mark. We posted a picture on labor Day weekend that said ”our labor Day isn’t until March 2017.”

Jamie Haffner tells her birth story!

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What an Unplanned Home Birth Looks Like! (Muskoka Birth Story Series)

Muskoka Mama, Brittney Millar kindly offered to share the birth stories of her three babes. Two home births and a hospital birth. Thank you so much for sharing, Brittney!

The Birth of Lucy Ellen

Started at 5:30 am like menstral cramps, an hour later they turned more into a light contractions and were 9 minutes apart and stayed that way until 3:30pm.

My midwife arrived and I was 2 cm dilated when they did a stretch and sweep and after that my contractions went to 2-4 mins apart and got much stronger.  Continue reading “What an Unplanned Home Birth Looks Like! (Muskoka Birth Story Series)”