The Birth of Phoenix Arthur

Our new baby, Phoenix Arthur, has arrived! I share his birth story in today’s episode!

Phoenix’s birth announcement poem:

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home


Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • The dream that let me know Phoenix was coming
  • Feeling – and doubting – his very strong presence!
  • Is it a sign? More messages about a coming baby
  • Drama at 37 weeks (and why I feel things happened then)
  • Handling going 6 days past my due date (hint: my house had to be Martha Stewart clean!)
  • My thoughts and feelings at the end of pregnancy… and why I felt a little crazy 😉
  • How labor began with Phoenix
  • What got Scott to literally jump out of bed and run to fill the birth tub!
  • Early labor clues
  • My favorite position for early birthing time
  • How I roared Phoenix out – and instinctively changed positions to finish pushing
  • Bringing up my own baby and discovering who he was
  • Why I feel like still I have so much learn from Phoenix’s birth

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Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

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  1. Kristen, This is an amazing podcast!
    I’m in my midteens and motherhood is a ways off but there is a gender and name that is stuck in my name. (It’s not a name I even really like.) and hearing about your dreams brings me comfort. Also, you talking about your faith so openly is very encouraging as a christian. Thanks, GOD BLESS!

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