MotherGather

Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

Births of Three Daughters

| September 8, 2010

Erica’s Birth, July 1985 Hard to believe it was 25 years ago that my first daughter was born. Some memories will come and go, others fade with time, but birth memories stay with you forever! Pregnancy was always something I dreamed of and looked forward to, even as a little girl. And let me be […]

The Birth of Arwen, July 1974

| July 11, 2010

It was the summer of 1974. I was 24 years old, married for one year.  I was pregnant for the second time, but this was going to be my baby to keep. My pregnancy was fairly uneventful. The only craving I had was for fried shrimp at 2 in the morning. The closest I could […]

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 […]

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 […]

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