Comments on: Birth & Adoption Stories http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:24:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: RR http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-790453 RR Mon, 25 Nov 2013 04:04:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-790453 I would love to read this series, especially if they are like Living with Kids…we are trying to have a baby and we are struggling…it’d be also nice to hear that others are going through the same as well as to read some happy stories. I am interested to learn more about adoption too – since I think it’s a brave and amazing choice

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By: Alie http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-777594 Alie Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:53:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-777594 Please do! We had a newborn baby that died last year, but it was a pregnancy and birth all the same, and she is still our daughter. I’d love more recognition for happy endings AND sad ones.

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By: giselle http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-777451 giselle Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:06:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-777451 I loved that series!!! You should have it again and I’d love to partake having given birth six weeks ago 12 years after having my first.

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By: Lisa http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-777108 Lisa Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:51:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-777108 I LOVED the series. I’d love to see it come back.

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By: Kara http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-776221 Kara Sat, 09 Nov 2013 06:53:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-776221 Yes, as someone who thought she would be a mom by now and am so far from that I loved reading all the stories.

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By: Adoption Articles 2014 About http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-776008 Adoption Articles 2014 About Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:10:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-776008 [...] Birth & Adoption Stories – Design Mom [...]

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By: Christina http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775959 Christina Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:42:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775959 Yes! Yes! I loved reading these stories while I was pregnant with my first. I love knowing there is a HUGE range of healthy ways to give birth.

And the crazier stories helped me feel calm during my own crazy birth (baby born in the hospital lobby, delivered by dad!) just weeks ago.

So Yes!

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By: Mills http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775918 Mills Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:38:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775918 Yes,yes, a thousand times yes! It was one of my favorite series that you did. You always find great series to do but the growing a family posts are some of my favorites. I would love it if you would bring it back. And p.s. I really enjoy the living with kids series, too.

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By: Abby K http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775865 Abby K Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:04:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775865 YEAH! I would love to see this series again. It’s what first brought me to your site and got me hooked as a reader. Some of those stories have helped me not to be afraid to adopt!

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By: Jen Bruton http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775780 Jen Bruton Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:20:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775780 I would love that! I read so many before giving birth to my little boy in February–it helped me feel more prepared, actually. :)

And I think interview style would be really interesting

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By: Jaimee Preston http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775775 Jaimee Preston Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:10:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775775 I’d love to see the birth/adoption series revisited! In less than 3 weeks I will be giving birth to my own baby girl, Arianna Blue. I would LOVE to share my birth story with your readers! Sending LOVE! – Jaimee

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By: Cheryl http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775738 Cheryl Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:55:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775738 I absolutely loved the series, and I’m incredibly happy to hear that you’re even considering bringing it back… I can’t imagine how excited I’d be to actually have those stories contributing to the awesomeness that is Design Mom.

I think the stories are incredibly powerful told in the voice of the person who experienced it. I’m afraid that an interview format could possibly stifle the amazingly personal and intimate portrait that these women share. Each birth is such a different experience that I wonder if a question and answer type of interaction might constrain the retelling and possibly miss a rich opportunity for the mother to make connections she may otherwise have missed, both in her experience and in her relating to us, the audience.

However, there are many incredible birth stories that we may not have the opportunity to hear because some mothers are too intimidated by writing to take on the task without the additional structure that an interview might provide. I would love the opportunity to hear from a wider variety of moms, not just the eloquent, well-written, bloggy moms. It’s one of the reasons I love the Living with Kids series so much; it’s not just fancy houses that we see on other sites and in magazines, it’s about giving a platform to all different kinds of families, real live mess-in-the-sink type of families.

So I guess I would say, have both. Create a framework for moms who have a story to tell but are unsure of their voice, but allow those with the comfort and ability to tell their own story in their own way. And please, pretty PRETTY please, bring it back!!

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775450 Anna Fri, 08 Nov 2013 03:23:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775450 Yes! I always love birth stories and adoption stories and I devoured them when I was pregnant. I have a good one for you too – I gave birth to my second son in May in the car!

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By: Christina http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775439 Christina Fri, 08 Nov 2013 03:11:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775439 Yes, please! I loved this series…it’s actually how I first found your blog. :)

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775134 Sarah Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:21:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775134 Loved this series and love this photo of you!

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By: Tracy K http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775114 Tracy K Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:04:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775114 And ditto to Jo! I didn’t see your comment until now.

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By: Tracy K http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775111 Tracy K Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:02:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775111 @Betsy, I was in that same boat. I feel for you, oh how I feel for you. Infertility is a rough road. I’m currently pregnant with my second and it was no picnic getting here (with either of my pregnancies). You’ll get there. You’ll find your path to become a mom. Lots of hugs, sister.

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By: Betsy C. http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-775079 Betsy C. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:34:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-775079 I would love the birth/adoption stories as I always enjoy those from anyone. But also how about adding launching the kids out into the world? Sending them off to college, on trips without you, etc. This is something that isn’t discussed much, but really has had such an impact on me as a mother. How do other people handle it? Do they take up knitting (I did), do they travel (we have a bit), and how do they change their home around to accommodate the occasional visits from the kids for the holidays, etc. Someone asked my husband what we were doing once our girls were both at college and he answered “Finally clean the house we haven’t for 20 years.” I thought that was so right on. Thank you, I love DesignMom.

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By: L http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-774893 L Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:21:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-774893 I really enjoyed the series, and would love to see it return!

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By: Jenna http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/birth-adoption-stories/comment-page-1/#comment-774890 Jenna Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:06:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42637#comment-774890 YES!!!! I loved this series so much and it’s been such a source of inspiration for me as I approach my second birth (I’m hoping for a VBAC and have devoured all of the VBAC birth stories in the series). Also, after the disappointing C-section I had with my first son, reading lots of birth stories has helped me to see the beauty in every birth, even ones that don’t go as planned. I’d love to see the series return. Thank you!!

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