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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About the author 


Kristen is a wife and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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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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