Every story has a beginning...
As a birth doula I have the incredible privilege of being present for the beginning of many stories! A mother's birth story is a powerful thing. It can dispel false assumptions and myths that surround birth in our culture and telling the story can give a birthing couple an empowering opportunity to share one of the most transformative experiences of thier lives with others. I will be providing space here for mom's to share a wide variety of birth stories- births that went according to 'the plan' and those whose plan turned sharply off course. I honor each woman's story here and hope that you will grow in your knowledge of birth through hearing these stories. Even more importantly though I hope hearing these stories will help you to see that birth is an amazing and wonderful journey- no matter what path that journey may take.
...and every beginning is a story.
Sometimes you can be very well informed about birth and have a fantastic plan and still get thrown a curve ball. That's when being well informed and having a plan really becomes important though! Mylinda and Victor knew what was most important to them during the birth of their daughter and when plans had to change they we're able to advocate for themselves and come away from birth knowing that they had made the very best choices for their family.
First time parents Jennifer and Jim share the story of their beautiful baby boy in this interview from The Nest. Having a winter baby in North Dakota sometimes has some surprises... like getting to the hospital during a blizzard!
Stephanie and Courtney are first time parents and although prepared for birth they realize that no amount of preparation can really give you an adequate picture of what it will be like!