Positive Birth Stories for Every Woman

This is a collection of links to positive birth stories. Oral tradition and storytelling was an integral part of birth preparation for our ancestors. Women passed on their knowledge and childbirth experiences to the younger generation in hopes of guiding, inspiring and remembering.

I loved reading and listening to natural birth stories during my pregnancies. It helped me feel connected to other women and learn that there are so many ways to achieve a natural birth.

Each and Every Birth is Unique

Through reading birth stories I gained a tremendous amount of respect for all the mothers of the world. We are each on our own journey of discovery. We can learn so much about the birth process through listening and reading the experiences of other mothers.

No matter how you choose to birth, or where you choose to birth, birth stories can provide you with inspiration and motivation to achieve the birth you want.

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Positive Birth Stories Collection

Here you will find a collection of birth stories from Moms all over the world. There are homebirth stories, hospital birth stories, birth center birth stories, unassisted birth stories, and water birth stories.  There are easy labors, longs labors, and difficult labors described on the journey to childbirth. Each shares a beautiful perspective and can help shed some light on what you can expect during labor and what it is like to have a baby.

Under a variety of circumstances these amazing ladies were able to have positive birth experiences. And you can too! Learn how to start a healthy pregnancy routine here!

Read these Water Birth Stories…

Have you heard that laboring in water can shorten your labor time? Read these water birth stories for inspiration!

The Birth Story of Baby Violet – A Water Birth Story

Hypnobirth Water Birth Story

Wellness Mama – Breech Water Birth

Quick Home Water Birth

Mommypotomus – Winter Solstice Water Birth

Savanna Zoe’s Bradley Method Birthing Center Birth

Sharing Joy| Welcoming Grae {Video}

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Homebirth Stories…

Planning a homebirth? Wondering if home birth is for you? These beautiful birth stories are some of my favorites!

The Birth Story of Finley Nathaniel {Planned Homebirth, Unplanned Unassisted}

Birth Story of Sybil | When Instincts Replace Doubt

The Home Birth of Our Rainbow Baby – Mama Serendipity 

Jennifer Griffin – A Homebirth Story

A Homebirth Story – Christmas Surprise

A Birth Story with the Farm Midwives

Kaden’s Home Birth

Positive Hospital Birth Stories

Can you have positive birth at the hospital! These moms did! Read on the hear their hospital birth stories.

My Second Birth Story – Detoxinista

All Natural Hospital Birth – Real Food RN

Blushing Mama – Camila’s Birth Story {Induced, No Epidural}

Preparing for Labor and Delivery – Alli’s Birth Story from Mom Smart Not Hard

Trina’s Birth Story from Mom Smart Not Hard

A Birth Photographer’s Birth Story

More Birth Story Collections

Can’t get enough birth stories? Check out these birth story collections to keep your mind focused on the positive aspects of birth.

Positive Birth Stories – Natural Earthy Mama

The Best of Baby – International Birth Stories Collection

110 Positive Natural Birth Stories -Collection of Birth Stories

Mother’s Naturally – Collection of birth Stories

128 Honest Natural Birth Stories – Birth Stories Collection from Natural Birth and Baby Care

 

Challenging Births, Strong Mamas

While the stories in this section are not your typical “positive birth story”, they are included here to remind us that ALL births are positive and that it is how a mother tells her story that truly defines her birth experience. Each of these stories touched me deeply. If you are very fearful of birth skip these for now. If you want a full understanding of the depths of birth read on.

The Birth of Nella Cordelia

They started the Pitocin at 1:15pm – Cole’s Crossing

Story of Bristol Kaye

Listen to these Birth Story Podcasts…

Tora’s Fearless Birth Story from Sweden from Fear Free ChildBirth Podcast

Belah’s Positive Birth Story from Fear Free ChildBirth Podcast

Sadie’s Water Birth from Natural Birth and Baby Care Podcast

Surprise Homebirth in Japan + Great Hospital Birth  from the Birth Hour Podcast

 

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