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

Tori’s Birth Story

My labour and delivery was pretty smooth up until the very end.  I was in labour for about two days before I actually got admitted into the hospital.   I ended up getting an epidural at 5 cm and that ended up being an amazing experience. I was terrified of getting it so when it happened… Continue reading Tori’s Birth Story

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.

The Three(ish) Week Wait

I’ve read an article, Facebook post and Instagram caption or two, about the delightful little downhill run to birth. Nearly all of them warn of the suspenseful wait as weeks 35, week 36 and week 37 slowly (ever so slowly) tick over. All the while you continue to grow and stretch to accommodate the little… Continue reading The Three(ish) Week Wait

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

Sarah’s Birth Story

My daughter, Remi, was due on December 22nd, 2019. Pregnancy had been difficult. I experienced a lot of prenatal anxiety during my first trimester due to suffering a miscarriage two months prior to falling pregnant with Remi. I suffered through severe morning sickness from week 5 until week 20 and then experienced pregnancy insomnia for… Continue reading Sarah’s Birth Story

Rebecca’s Birth Story

My induction started at 8.30 am on Monday the 23rd of December with the 30 hour pessary. This kicked things off and I started getting contractions and dilating by that evening. They took the pessary out Tuesday afternoon and I was put on the list to go down to the labour ward, but because of… Continue reading Rebecca’s Birth Story