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Benjamin’s Birth Story

January 29, 2015

Not too soon before Benjamin was conceived, I miscarried. It was an early loss, but I was devastated. As a birth worker, I knew miscarriages weren’t uncommon and believed it was nature’s way of making sure that the baby was compatible with life. Still, I couldn’t help but wonder if it was something I did. As a Lactation Educator, I believe the vast majority of women are able to conceive and sustain pregnancies while breastfeeding, but the intense contractions I experienced in those early weeks of pregnancy while…

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