The birth of my baby was traumatic. Her umbilical cord broke during delivery and we could have lost her. Here's my birth story.
What’s more fascinating than reading birth stories? Maybe giving birth yourself… But reading sure is less painful ;-)Long before I gave birth, I remember surfing the Internet, reading all these fantastic birth diaries provided by new moms. We all have different experiences and/or expectations. Below you’ll find many uncensored, real birth stories of different kinds shared by moms.
What was it like to give birth to your child or children? What worked and what didn’t? Maybe you even have some tips for expecting moms? Please share your birth experiences through our contact form here. Immensely appreciated by other moms-to-be!
Birth Stories Shared by Our Readers
I can sum up my birth story by saying that it is like climbing Mount Everest. Horrible until you get up and then euphoric. Giving birth is nothing like TV!
While I was pregnant with my first, I obsessively researched everything I possibly could. I still almost gave birth in week 32 and had a very fast first labor.
During my pregnancy, I gained over 70lbs and worked until I gave birth. Little did I know how sick I was. I gave birth with preeclampsia. Here's my story.
I was the talk of the hospital apparently. It was an absolutely amazing first time labor experience and I can't believe I've done it.
This is my birth story about how my water broke at night with a POP. Something that "never happens" according to my prenatal class teacher. Well, it can happen!
My emergency C-section birth story... My little son actually saved my life! Without him being stubborn, I could have bled to death.
Here is my crazy acute C-section birth story... You won't believe it. Sometimes life really is like a sitcom
This is my birth story of the planned C-section of my breech baby. It all went well! Learning About the…
For me, giving birth was easy, entirely thanks to the breathing I learned in a prenatal class. I don't know how I would have handled it otherwise...
This is my birth story from 1965. Things were a bit different then. I was scared to give birth but didn't receive much help with it more than strong meds
This is how my natural childbirth in the 90s went. Maybe of interest to someone who is about to give birth today. :-)
I didn't feel right, but nobody believed me. Well, my water broke in the wrong place. Here is my birth story of water breaking and lessons learned.
A young mom's premature, traumatic birth story. Preeclampsia, and a tough start for her baby. But all went well in the end!
I was young and has no idea what to expect. Here is my birth story from my very quick birth of my baby girl. It was painful but went well.
First time mom shares her experience of giving birth in a birthing tub at a birth center. Read her natural water birth story here!
This birth story is from a first-time mom who had a natural, easy birth. At least she thinks so, and her friends think she had a too easy childbirth!
I share my crazy birth story with doctors saying different thing over and over again and I finally had a c-section because my baby was too big!