MotherGather

Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

The Birth of Jenny Rebecca, February 14th, 1972

| May 26, 2010

In the summer of 1971 I was 21. I discovered that I was pregnant.  I was single and had just finished my second year of teaching.  I was visiting my step-brother and his wife in Niagara Falls when I found out. I knew right away how I was going to handle the situation.  I knew […]

Shannon’s Birth Story

| May 22, 2010

This was my first pregnancy. My birth story isn’t idyllic, but it’s a story I love. During an early appointment, my midwife made a comment that stuck with me: “Some births seem so straightforward and beautiful and the woman feels disappointed; other births are downright violent and the woman is still so happy. I think […]

Di’s First Birth – June 8th, 2009

| May 10, 2010

Here is my first birth story. It is as I wrote it at the time. I know it’s absurdly long – and you already know there’s a baby at the end, so I’ll understand if you don’t read the whole thing. 😉 But hey, the labour was absurdly long, so there you go. And I […]

Welcome to MotherGather

| May 2, 2010