This is a collection of links to positive birth stories. I personally am a huge fan of hearing other women talk about what happened to them. Some are more educational then others and some are truely empowering.
During my pregnancy I found that many women tended to share more the pain side of what they went through, and while there are certain things we should be aware of (like our pain management options). These can also be scary and cause more fear than good in our pregnancy.
I ended up having a birth that didn’t resonate with those stories. This left me feeling “out of sorts” when I shared my story and people didn’t get the badge of certainly for surviving high levels of pain and suffering. And even before that, the stories I hear often scared me and created a lot more fear than I needed in my life.
Luckily I encountered the book Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, the first half of which is ALL POSITIVE BIRTH STORIES. Whenever someone told me something that freaked me out I went back to this book and read one or two stories just to get my head calmed down.
Every Birth is Unique
As you read through this collection of stories please keep in mind that none of them will be identical. Even with the same Mom, childbirth is different each time, and each experience will change with every new circumstance.
I have the utmost respect for all the Mothers of the world. Which is why I am sharing all these stories as I find them or they are sent to me. No matter how you birth, or where, or what age or any of the other factors that we women are constantly judged on around being a Mother, please know that I feel all stories should be respected and shared.
No matter how different our story’s or choices we make around giving birth all women have a right to share their
BirthWithoutFearBlog.com – A Vaginal Hospital Birth of TRIPLETS
TheGreenParent.co.uk – A positive birthing story, by Josie Cremore
HoboMama.com – A Surprise Unassisted Home Water Birth
HypnoBirthing-Online.com – Maya’s Birth Story, a drug-free waterbirth at home using hypnobirthing
LaborTeen.com – A Labor and Delivery Nurse’s Birth Story
MamaBirth.com – A Nurse and Her Home Birth
NolaNesting.com – A Natural Breech Birth Story
MotherRisingBirth.com – Christi’s Birth Story of a Natural Hospital VBac
OneWeirdMamma.com – Mrs. B & Little G’s Painless Birth Story
PlusSizeBirth.com – The Difference Size Friendly Care Makes: The Natural Birth Story of Georgia Lin
ThePositiveBrithCompany.co.uk – Lucy and Baby Ezra
PopSugar.com – VBAC with Hubby Help, Sharing gratitude for the husbands that support us
PositiveBirthStories.com – The Birth of Jakob
ReturningToBirth.com – A Trauma Survivors Account of how giving birth affected her
Collections of Stories
Here are all the collections of other birth stories that I’ve located online.
GrowingSlower.com – 110 Positive Natural Birth Stories
HypnoBirthing-Online.com – a site dedicated to Birth Education and empowering women through HypnoBirthing & Doula work.
MotherRisingBirth.com – a holistic pregnancy blog by a Doula
TellMeAGoodBirthStory.com – A collection & site dedicated to positive birth & stories
TheDGAFMom.com – Real Natural Birth Stores to Inspire Your Delivery