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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Marie Chronicles -- Labor Entry

    This last month has been a total whirlwind. I'm finally able to sit here and recall the last moments of a beautiful, albeit hard journey in my life and to write them down, to remember forever what it was like the last weeks I was pregnant with my precious twin daughters.

  • 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!

  • Nurses Don't Have to Take the Hippocratic Oath

    I had a scheduled c-section for my second baby on New Year's Eve. At this time of the year out here in Burlington, it's usually fifty-five and rainy. But that year we were caught by surprise...

  • Tristine's Triumph -- The Birth Story

    The Birth Story
    Editor's Note: Here is the long awaited final entry! Oops! Did you not read the rest of her journal from the beginning? No worry, at the end of this entry is a pull down menu and you can read all of the entries in order, or not. Enjoy!

  • 2 before 20

    So my first pregnancy was when i was 15 years old and it was during my sophomore year of high school. not really my fault or anything, just put myself in a bad situation but hey couldn't change the past. but i found out my child was gonna be a boy and i was happy. when i was 16 i had him. he was due may 1st but he came 2 wks and 4 days early. it was apr. 13th 2007. he was 7lbs 6 oz and 20.5 in. long. i named him trentyn xavier. his labor/delivery was really easy, only about 5 and a half hours long and with no pain meds and vaginal, with an episiotomy. i gained about 45 pounds with it.