Kristin’s Birth Story

My story, is about taking back power in birth – it isn’t going to look the same for everyone, but this was my process. I am a c-section, Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) and homebirth mama. My journey started out with a traumatic birth and ended with the most empowered experience I could ever imagine.… Continue reading Kristin’s Birth Story

The “Essentials” for Labour & Birth

A quick google search for “labour essentials” or “what to pack labour and delivery” will yield thousands of results and lists upon lists of what you need for the big event. I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say I was searching furiously for the ultimate list from about 32 weeks, assuming… Continue reading The “Essentials” for Labour & Birth

Birth Made Me Feel Weak.

To all the mothers who didn’t feel like superwoman after giving birth… this one’s for us. It’s for the women who felt weak and dare I say, frail, after finally delivering their baby. For the new mother who felt used and empty, instead of this overflowing accomplishment everyone promises. For the woman who, to this… Continue reading Birth Made Me Feel Weak.

Georgia’s Birth Story

I've had three boys in three years and their births' were all quite different. With my first (Micah), I didn't really think about the birth and figured, 'every mother has done it, how hard can it be?' It never occurred to me that I would end up having a c section, not once.  I had a… Continue reading Georgia’s Birth Story

Ayla’s Birth Story

I started having very, very mild contractions at 9:00 pm on Friday 20 December (this just happened to be Noodles' due date) and stayed awake with Kris (my partner) for a little while. I was able to time the contractions to be 10-15 minutes apart, each one lasting at least 45 seconds. I'd had nearly… Continue reading Ayla’s Birth Story

Why Share Our Birth Stories?

Why should we share our birth stories? I think a better question is why not? Birthing your baby (or babies) can be an empowering, inspiring and surreal experience, but on the other hand it can also be traumatic, complicated and distressing for many women. The sheer unpredictability of birth means that as women, no matter… Continue reading Why Share Our Birth Stories?