Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

The Birth of Athena, August 2009

| September 12, 2010

A Perfect Birth As Remembered by the Doula Tania was referred to me in her last month of pregnancy. She felt that, had she received the right kind of support for her first delivery, it may have gone differently and less traumatically. After 3 prenatal visits and a refreshed course, Tania and Lorin were prepared […]


| 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 […]