MotherGather

Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

Di’s Second Birth – July 2011

| September 14, 2011

This is the story of the stillbirth of my son, Sebastian. It was a memorable experience, if not a happy one. I have written it without really softening the edges. When Sebastian was born, we already knew he wasn’t alive. Just before noon on July 8th, we found out the results of that morning’s ultrasound, which […]

Meghan’s Birth Story

| June 9, 2010

Before giving birth, I tried to be as open-minded as possible about my options. I did my research, looking into homebirth, drugs versus drug-free, etc. I was open to the idea of an epidural – but not set on it unless I felt that I needed it.  We were prepared for the idea of a […]

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

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 […]