What was your baby's birth like? We're looking for new mums who'd like to share their birth stories. If you'd like to send your birth story for consideration to be published on our website, please email it to. Stories need to be 600-800 words max. It's okay to use first names, but please don't identify midwives or hospitals/birthing centres - we really want to know about YOU and your experience!
Dancing with my baby
After a difficult labour and birth which didn’t go as planned, one mum counts her blessings..... READ MORE
Birth story: A welcome surprise
Our pregnancy was a total surprise, but a welcome surprise! We didn’t know we were expecting until just about three months had passed, so we only had six short months to prepare to be first-time parents.... READ MORE
Not the caesarean I was expecting!
Pregnancy complications meant that I was always going to have a C-section – but even my planned C-section didn’t go to plan.... READ MORE
A wonderful first-time birth
When people ask me about my birth story, I always tell them not to let other people’s horror stories put them off.... READ MORE
Five days overdue, then an easy, quick four-hour birth
From the “pop” of my waters breaking to Jake being born, it was only four hours – and I was five days overdue!.... READ MORE
My 33-hour labour
At 6am on a Saturday, I woke up to the first period-like pain I’d felt in 10 months. I was hardly sleeping anyway, due to being so huge.... READ MORE