I believe that all births should be celebrated. The following birth stories include big babies, little babies, long and short labors, late babies and preemies, natural hospital births, hospital births with interventions, emergency c-sections, planned c-sections, inductions, home births and unassisted births, births with doctors, midwives and doulas, and everything in between.
While I understand that a birth cannot be summed up into a few words (hence the “story” part), I’ve written a few little notes to help differentiate between the stories. If you submitted a story and don’t like my summary, please feel free to write a sentence or two and send it to me, I’d be happy to replace what I’ve written. If you forgot to submit your story (or I forgot to post it), leave a comment with a link and summary and I’ll add it. (But remember, I’ll be at work so I won’t update for a while!)
Thank you to all the wonderful mommas who shared their stories! I have loved reading them all!
The Promise of a Rainbow natural hospital birth following induction
Lucy’s Birth natural birth at a birth center
Molly’s Birth Story hospital birth following induction
My “Natural Births” 2 hospital births with doulas, following induction
My C-Section emergency c-section following hospital labor with doulas
The Birth I Didn’t Want: L hospital birth
H’s Birth Story hospital birth following labor at home
DS1, 2 and 3’s Birth Stories 3 different births of 3 boys
Luca’s Birth Story a doula’s homebirth
The birth of Ella Raine unassisted homebirth
C’s Birth Story a 24-week preemie
Two Years Gone By in the Blink of an Eye C-section due to footling breech baby
Waterbirth at a birth center
Liam’s Birthday homebirth with a midwife
Joshua’s Birth Story My very long story of 41 hours of labor and Joshua’s birth
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