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Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

Always the Over-Achiever – Getting all the Gold Stars… on paper

| April 19, 2012

Naomi’s Birthing Story I’ve been an over-achiever for as long as I can remember, and I approached pregnancy in the same vein. I did everything I could to ensure a smooth and healthy pregnancy, with the expectation that a smooth and healthy delivery would naturally follow. And it did – but not exactly the way […]

Birth Story of Jennifer Lieselotte Judith Tarn Archbold

| February 8, 2012

My pregnancy with Jennifer had been by far the easiest of the three pregnancies I had. I had no morning sickness at all with her. Half the time I didn’t feel pregnant at all. I worked in a Swine Nutrition lab at the time, so some of my duties had to be altered, so I […]

Tasha’s Story: The Birth of Zack

| January 4, 2012

Dear Zack, Here is the story of your birth. Peter (Daddy) and Tasha (Mommy) were interested in having a baby, but Mommy lost her period for a year due to a medication she was on, so she was really worried about infertility – she didn’t know what had happened at first. They kept waiting for […]

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 […]

Birth Story of Thomas, May 2004

| May 27, 2010

At 3:45 a.m., May 19, 2004, my son Jackson (2 ½ years old) woke me up by coming to our bed.  He said, “Mummy, I’m sore.”  When I felt him, I realized that he was burning up.  We went back to his bed and I lay down with him for a few minutes.  I realized […]

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 […]

The Birth of Zadyn

| May 22, 2010

Zadyn Pele was due on September 11th, 2009, and didn’t arrive until September 20th, 2009.  I had chosen to do a natural homebirth with my two amazing midwives T and C. After Zadyn’s due date came and went I started to feel very antsy.  The discomfort of late pregnancy was really getting to me.  I couldn’t sleep through the night […]

Welcome to MotherGather

| May 2, 2010