Birth stories

  • Dad Returns From Active Duty Hours Before Baby’s High-Risk Birth

    Jonathan and Megan Keeney were expecting their first baby, a boy, Jaxon on June 6, 2012. Megan was to be induced and intubated for what was to be a somewhat risky delivery. Little Jaxon had been pre-diagnosed with a heart defect and would require immediate surgery after his birth.

  • Seven-Year-Old Delivers Baby Sister

    When seven-year-old Chloe's mother went into labor, she sprung into action. Chloe awoke to her mother's screams as her contractions began in the middle of the night. Chloe was the only one around so she grabbed a towel to keep her newborn sister clean and warm.

  • What Does a Doula Do? Birth Coaching for an Easy, Joyful, Loving Birth

    This is an informative and positive handbook, it combines practical tips with personal birth stories to help Mum and Dad to stay calm, enjoy the pregnancy and achieve a more natural birth.

  • Hard times can lead to happy times :-)

    I've been through alot of hard times.

  • Born into Water

    It was relaxed, I felt in control, I feel I kept my dignity, I didn't have to fight to get the birth I wanted. It was an amazing experience. I wish all women could have a birth like that!

  • Abbie's Arrival: A Home Birth Story

    Emma was considered high risk this pregnancy. Most people told her to just suck it up and have a c-section. She chose to follow her gut instincts, and fight for what she felt was right, even if it went outside of what most people consider "normal" for today's child bearing mothers.

  • My VBAC: Hailey's Birth Story

    All in all I am so happy I tried a vaginal birth. My c-section healed very quickly but still doesn't compare to how much easier this has been. Here's my birth story -- emotions and all!

  • My Birth Story in Pictures

    Remember what it was like to anticipate the birth of your child? Maybe some of you are doing that right now.

  • Pregnant with Baby #3

    I just turned 30 and after being told at the age of 18 that it would be difficult for me to have children, I have 2 beautiful boys and a third baby on the way. We are able to conceive the first month we tried this time and I'm very excited. I'm also nervous because my second son was a high risk pregnancy.

  • Five Alarm Birth

    Sunday morning, I woke up with irregular contractions that hovered between five and seven minutes apart. Since my eldest daughter wasn't born until twenty-four hours after my water broke, we weren't in a hurry to get to the hospital.

  • Alex's Birth Story

    My pregnancy with my first child was one that was filled with joy, apprehension, surprise, and hard luck.

  • Nolan's Birth

    I started having contractions on Monday, December 1. They were about 5 minutes apart the whole day and we were excited that it finally seemed to be "IT." I was due November 23, so I was ready!

  • Dad Returns From Active Duty Hours Before Baby’s High-Risk Birth

    Jonathan and Megan Keeney were expecting their first baby, a boy, Jaxon on June 6, 2012. Megan was to be induced and intubated for what was to be a somewhat risky delivery. Little Jaxon had been pre-diagnosed with a heart defect and would require immediate surgery after his birth.

  • A Natural, Unmedicated, Midwife-Assisted Birth

    This is the story of the day in my life of which I am most proud -- the day my daughter Fionna Rylee was born. Fionna is my first child. It was two days before my due date and I was not expecting to go into labor.

  • Labor soon?

    Just wondering... I am 37 weeks pregnant with my second child - you would think I would have this down but I have forgotten a lot of this... I am having tons of braxton hicks, sharp pain down there, especially if I get up at all and walking for over 10 minutes, forget it! I know that noone can predict it for sure but does anyone have an idea of how far away labor is and should I wait until full blown contractions start to go to hospital? I'm 30 minutes away from it... Any thoughts would be appreciated!

  • Fantasy vs. Reality: Plan for the Unexpected Birth

    I was planning for a natural birth. Every girl imagines her first kiss, her wedding day and what it will feel like to have a baby. Part was through pregnancy, out of the blue, a friend said, "Oh, I've been meaning to tell you...if things don't go the way you have planned," she paused briefly, yet thoughtfully, "it's okay." For some reason, her words anchored themselves into my mind.

  • Not What I Expected, But Definitely Worth It

    It was my first baby. All through my pregnancy I had just assumed I would go into labor on my own and have a normal vaginal delivery.

  • Twins! Their Birth

    I was scheduled to go in to the hospital on April 8th for an induction at exactly 39 weeks. I was having no noticeable contractions, and had not been feeling any at all my whole pregnancy.

  • Hard times can lead to happy times :-)

    I've been through alot of hard times.