Share Your Birth Story
May is Pregnancy Awareness Month and we have birth on the brain! Babies come into family’s lives so many different ways. Whether your baby was born in a hospital, via homebirth, waterbirth, in a moving car, or from your heart (adoption), we’d love to hear your story!
My first baby was born in a hospital after only five hours of labor (only three hours of active labor). My second was a homebirth and three hours long! I wonder how short my third labor will be if I have more kids? Both of my births taught me so much about myself. My first labor showed me how much I wanted to only be surrounded by those I really cared about when my baby was being born (she was born in a teaching hospital- lots of strangers! My second birth was triumphant- my first homebirth! I was amazed by what my body was able to do and how brave I was.
As much as we prepare for baby, there’s never any way to know how our little ones will decide to make an entrance. I’ve heard of babies being born in elevators, in grocery stores, after days and days of labor…so many different experiences.
If you’re pregnant and don’t have a birth story yet, share the most amazing birth story you’ve ever heard. You can post your story here, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it on our Facebook Fan page.
Tell your pregnant friends to share the birth stories they’ve heard of. If someone you shared this page with comments, you’ll take home a prize for sending them (be sure that they give you credit in their post).
I can’t wait to read your comments.
The winner is Dianna with the email address email@example.com. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, amazing, touching stories!