Positive Birth Stories

Welcome

Our aim is for you to use these real life positive birth stories to encourage yourself to be confident in your natural ability to give birth gently.

The innate ability of each woman to give birth guided by her body’s wisdom, with trusted attendants, in soft private spaces, has been largely taken over by the international billion dollar high-tech low-touch obstetrics industry. This ‘active management’ of childbirth alters the mix of hormones that evolution has provided to help ease mother and baby through birth. Traumatic popular culture images, non-factual historical references and urban horror stories of childbirth reinforce birth-fear causing the very muscles designed for childbirth to constrict and tense. The result? Widespread ‘complications’ and unnecessary interventions leaving mothers and babies traumatised and affected.

What if we weren’t scared?

gaia2What if we knew pregnancy and giving birth was the most normal natural thing on earth and millions of women go through it without ‘complications’, fear or intervention?

What if we employed proven & safe techniques during pregnancy and childbirth that enhanced our power to give birth naturally?

What if we were reminded that our bodies are perfectly designed to give birth?

Would this help change attitudes and therefore childbirth?

I believe it would! Here, in the true experiences of women from across the globe you will find the evidence. Like women’s stories across the ages and continents, these stories will inform, entertain, inspire and keep truth alive.

By hearing true stories filled with wisdom, tips & techniques and positive experiences of birthing you will feel empowered and be reminded that its possible to give birth gently according to you and your baby’s power, strength and innate wisdom.

Jump into this glorious array of stories, absorb them, fill your dreams up with them, and submerge yourself in the wisdom shared by women across the globe.…They are our gift to you and your babies.

Thank you

We would like to extend our deep appreciation to the wonderful women who have shared their stories. Your time and words and experiences continue to inspire and empower others. A big warm thank you!

The site is not for profit and run by volunteers with no private or commercial affiliation only sisterhood & baby-love.

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“I am not afraid I was born to do this”
Birth quilt by Sarah

Trinty by Mara Berendt Friedman-1

Trinity- Mara Berendt Friedman

Illustrations on this page courtesy of Sophie Breillat, Mara Berendt Friedman and Barbara Getrost