Stories of Birth and Beyond

  • Mastitis Information
    Please don’t use this as medical advice. When in doubt, always call your doctor or an IBCLC! Feel free to save and print this information, or share the link.
  • First International Birth
    This is the birth story of my 2nd child, Malachi, born in Tokyo, Japan, in May 2012, just 5 months after we arrived there to begin our careers as missionaries. When you get ready to give birth to your second child, I don’t think you can help but have some expectations for labor and delivery […]
  • Postpartum in Japan
    My 2nd child, Malachi, was born in May, 2012. I wrote this soon after that, mainly about the hospital stay. When people find out I had 3 of my babies in Japan, the main question I get is “Is it very different?”. Well…here’s the answer. 😉 It’s the last day of my maternity leave! I […]
  • Redeeming a Traumatic Birth
    My 3rd child, Eliana, was born in 2014 in Tokyo, Japan while we lived there as missionaries. Below is the story of her birth. True to form for a third child, Eliana’s birth story has to start with Evangeline and Malachi. They were 3 and 4 weeks early when they were born. Evangeline had bad […]