Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

Birth Rites

| August 8, 2010

Birth Rites on the day she was born a small black bear emerged from tall lime green grasses as I rushed to arrive my blood rushing too no one to tell or see, but me 55-years-old and alone this, my first bear in the wild world of my tame life on the day he was […]


| May 27, 2010

(First written June 11, 2007: a doula’s perspective.) G’s labour was my third attendance at a labour not-my-own. I am struck by the fact that, should I have been raised in a farming community far away from anywhere else, I would probably work very hard to become a midwife. I really enjoy being in support of […]

Welcome to MotherGather

| May 2, 2010

Thank you for being here! I hope you find what you came for. Here is the story behind MotherGather. When I was first pregnant, I asked practically every mother I could find to tell me her birth stories.  I wanted to hear what birth is really like, not the hypothetical situations you read about in […]