All posts by Abbey Barnosky

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Apr'22

StillBirth: A Bereavement Doula’s Story of Love

This is a bereavement doula's story as I stood behind the curtain waiting for this sleeping baby to be born I prayed for the family, and then I prayed for myself. I begged God to help me be more than I am. I wanted to be supernatural in that moment. I wanted to have the perfect words and take perfect steps through every task. That prayer was interrupted when the midwife encouraged me to enter the space.

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19

Oct'21

Photoshoot Locations

It’s time to find the perfect spot for your photoshoot! Here are some locations that I love capturing memories at/in …

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15

Sep'21

Every Birth is Strong

increase in the intensity of her labor she remained calm and still. She was steadfast...

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12

Sep'21

Lyrics

We throw around words like failure, false labor, and geriatric pregnancy like the are meaningless, but for too many mothers they become the lyrics to the song that gets stuck in their about their birth.

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25

Aug'21

Dear Andrew’s Women’s Hospital: Part 1

So what does this mean? Is every other hospital I have served at (and countless others across the world) putting their patients in unnecessary risk? Or is Andrew's keeping their patients from a very effective tool needlessly?

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21

Jul'21

My Birth Story: Part 2

I woke up with contractions coming every 3 minutes at 3 am on Thursday morning. I was so excited I …

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20

Jul'21

My Birth Story: Part 1

My eldest daughter turned 7 yesterday. And this is the first time I am writing out her birth story. I …

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21

Jun'21

Water Under The Bridge

Later I looked up what I had done and discovered that massage is a known tool to reduce swelling. My technique wasn't perfect but I am working on that and my next client will get to benefit from this learning experience.

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14

Jun'21

“I Do Not Make Mistakes”

It is an experience I will never forget and I am forever changed by bearing witness to this family's journey.

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18

May'21

Fed is Best

Whatever that story may have sounded like to you, it does not sound like medical care. It sounds more like torture. But it was my very first birth story. It was my entrance into motherhood.

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