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Contest Winners!

You all know that Kveller just conducted our very first contest ever.

We collected birth stories, and man, what birth stories they were! Filled with contractions, screaming at partners, and water breaking everywhere. The stories ranged from home births, water births, hospital births, birthing center births. They were first babies, second babies, and even third babies. Though they were all different, there was one common thread: the feeling of perfect bliss when finally holding that baby that you worked so hard to bring into the world.

And now… the winners!

FIRST PLACE
Danielle Lefebre
A Water Birth
“I found myself on my hands and knees in an enormous tub, naked, with four people staring down at me…” (read more)

SECOND PLACE
Carla Naumburg
The Four-Day Birth
“I had it all planned out: we would stay at home as long as possible once labor started, watching romantic comedies and eating popcorn. I would take bubble baths and Josh would massage my feet…” (read more)

THIRD PLACE
Galit Breen
Three Different Babies, Three Different Births
“I remember when it was just the two of us. Late nights. Chinese food in bed….” (read more)

Hey, Danielle–check your mail for that Macaroons CD. And stay tuned for our next contest!

Amy DeutschAmy is a Jewish educator and a mom. After graduating from Brandeis University she received a master’s degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she was a Wexner Fellow. Over the past 10 years Amy has developed experience in teaching, family education, camp, curriculum writing, and most recently, has begun teaching “Baby & Me” classes.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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