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Real Baby and Birth Stories from Real Women

It is with great joy we welcome to this world Our Daughter

| February 8, 2013

I guess the best place to start is the day of your birth.  I wish I remembered more, but somehow I have been left with a hazy memory, a cloudy smear of the day that forever changed my life.  I knew you would be born this day, November 7th 2012.  It was a Wednesday, exactly […]

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 […]

The Birth of Athena, August 2009

| September 12, 2010

A Perfect Birth As Remembered by the Doula Tania was referred to me in her last month of pregnancy. She felt that, had she received the right kind of support for her first delivery, it may have gone differently and less traumatically. After 3 prenatal visits and a refreshed course, Tania and Lorin were prepared […]

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 […]

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 […]

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| May 2, 2010