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Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

Ripley’s Birth – February 6th, 2002

| May 13, 2010

Like many things to do with pregnancy, it’s odd how much women’s stories can help other women more than any of the books out there. I learned that labour doesn’t necessarily happen like in the books – I was four centimetres dilated (beginning of active labour, right books?), but having 2-minute contractions every 2.5 minutes […]

The Birth of Jackson, November 2001

| May 10, 2010

This is how I came to decide on homebirth, and why it was the best choice for me.  I have a friend who was studying to be a midwife when my husband and I were first married.  She was the one who first started talking to me about the physiology of birth and how hospital […]

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