It's incredibly reassuring for a pregnant woman to hear another mother talk about her birth in a positive way. By sharing good birth stories - what helped, what hampered, what is possible....we are laying a path and lighting the way. Talking about your birth, in a way that shows others they can do it too, empowers new mothers to realise they can copy – that there is a huge chance they can have a positive experience as well. We have mothers on our library with a whole range of positive experiences – proving that it’s how we feel and how we’re cared for that makes a birth positive, not the outcome.
‘My sister had a good birth and when I was pregnant, she’d regularly remind me that a straightforward experience wasn’t about strength, stamina, or even luck. She explained how it was about giving your body what it needs – and then letting it do its job. Our bodies are the same, she would say. My body did it, so will yours. And it did. Now I’m a buddy, I spread that same message.’ Kate.
So join the chain, and share your story. It might be that you gave birth in a pool in a birth centre, or had an unexpected caesarean birth that you loved. Write into us using the form here, and we'll be in touch about how to add your story to the library.
If you would like to be involved, complete the form below. When we are contacted by a pregnant woman who feels she would like some support, we go through our database and find her someone local or with a similar set of circumstances to email. We will keep your details secure and only pass on your details from time to time.