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Maria Iorillo
Worked at Wisewoman Childbirth Traditions
Attended Tufts University
Lives in San Francisco
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Welcome Emilia!! by Maura
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Emilia's day 6 and I still find it hard to sit and write about the birth,
mainly due to the incredible emotions that it brings to memory and I feel like
words won't do justice to the miracle of life.  Though I had started feeling strongish Braxton-Hick...
It's Emilia's day 6 and I still find it hard to sit and write about the birth, mainly due to the incredible emotions that it brings to memory and I feel like words won't do justice to the miracle of life.  Though I had sta...
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Birth Story : Cole Alexander Monsees
On the Saturday morning of November 1, 2014, at 9:13 am, we welcomed little 7 lb. 10 oz. 19" long Cole Alexander Monsees into the world! The previous night was Halloween, and Dave and I decided to take a longer evening walk to enjoy the Halloween festivitie...
On the Saturday morning of November 1, 2014, at 9:13 am, we welcomed little 7 lb. 10 oz. 19" long Cole Alexander Monsees into the world! The previous night was Halloween, and Dave and I decided to take a longer evening walk...
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Pasquale Daniel Iorillo, Sr. 1937-2014
--> 24 hours into my summer vacation in New York, my father
died. For the last week, my life has been steeped in old
photographs, Italian food and the rituals of death. My father’s health had been
on the decline for nearly a decade. We always joked that he ...
--> 24 hours into my summer vacation in New York, my father died. For the last week, my life has been steeped in old photographs, Italian food and the rituals of death. My father’s health had been on the decline for nea...
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Thank you, Nicolle. Your words are sweet comfort.
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Baby E arrives!
Baby E is fed and sleeping so this is my moment to write his birth
story! He’s in his newly-set-up rocker, with a gorgeous hand-knit
blanket that just arrived from my sister D, and if he wakes I’m going to
try gently rocking him with my toe while I keep ...
Baby E is fed and sleeping so this is my moment to write his birth story! He’s in his newly-set-up rocker, with a gorgeous hand-knit blanket that just arrived from my sister D, and if he wakes I’m going to try gently rocking ...
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Whaaaaat? You're so cool, Maria. And so is your son. 
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The Birth of Beau Austin
Everyone always told me that I would “just know” when labor
started. I didn’t quite understand what that meant, but when I awoke at 3:30 am
on January 19 to the feeling of slight lower back pain that moved around to the
front of my body in a wave-like forma...
Everyone always told me that I would “just know” when labor started. I didn’t quite understand what that meant, but when I awoke at 3:30 am on January 19 to the feeling of slight lower back pain that moved around to the front...
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A Tale of Two Sons: a VBAC Story by Vanessa
I grew up surrounded by homebirth. Not only was I born at home, but so were my three
sisters, two brothers, and four step siblings. I can vividly remember my parents preparing for
birth, spending hours flipping through my mother’s books about labor and baby...
I grew up surrounded by homebirth. Not only was I born at home, but so were my three sisters, two brothers, and four step siblings. I can vividly remember my parents preparing for birth, spending hours flipping through my mot...
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Mel's Birth
July 13, 2014 Baby Mel arrived very slowly and all at once. I spent the pregnancy feeling that he would be born between 38 and 39 weeks. This was my third pregnancy, and my first and second sons came at 40 and 38 weeks, respectively. It seemed natural to me...
July 13, 2014 Baby Mel arrived very slowly and all at once. I spent the pregnancy feeling that he would be born between 38 and 39 weeks. This was my third pregnancy, and my first and second sons came at 40 and 38 weeks, re...
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Happy Homebirthers!
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Jo's Birth by Nikki
  Jo's birth 4/9/14, 6:42am 8lbs 11oz, 21in The Saturday before Jo’s birth, I walked to Jane Austin yoga on Valencia with Katie, had lunch after at Papalote with her, Melissa, Sage, and Sage's cousin. The 5 pregnant bellies got a lot of looks! Katie and I t...
  Jo's birth 4/9/14, 6:42am 8lbs 11oz, 21in The Saturday before Jo’s birth, I walked to Jane Austin yoga on Valencia with Katie, had lunch after at Papalote with her, Melissa, Sage, and Sage's cousin. The 5 pregnant bellies ...
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Gray's Almost Homebirth by Vanessa
  It's been almost 3 years since this beautiful and unexpected birth
experience. Although I wrote the story one week after he was born, I
haven't shared it until now. I felt disappointed and ashamed about
transferring to the hospital and not having the h...
  It's been almost 3 years since this beautiful and unexpected birth experience. Although I wrote the story one week after he was born, I haven't shared it until now. I felt disappointed and ashamed about transferring to the ...
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The Birth of Rowan Violet
My husband Chris and I knew Rowan would be born on Christmas
Eve. I’m not sure how we knew, we just knew. We also knew she was a girl, even
before the ultrasound. But as Christmas Eve approached, I had to take a few
deep breaths and try to release my contro...
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  • Tufts University
    1985
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  • Wisewoman Childbirth Traditions
    Licensed Homebirth Midwife
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