Pregnancy

Birth Stories: An Ordinary Day

How to give birth to your second child while taking care of your first one? A mama explains why a home birth was a good option for her to keep the whole family together. When we arrived in Amsterdam, I was 5 months pregnant. I had heard home births were common...

Birth Stories: Best Friday Night Ever!

It’s Friday night and you’re…giving birth! With a bit of a nudge from an experienced midwife, one baby knew how to make his Mama and Papa-to-be’s weekend unforgettable. After a little wait, all Frederick needed was a little nudge on...

Birth Stories: The Gift of Giving Birth

A powerful story of a courageous Canadian Mama who gave birth after being diagnosed with breast cancer. My birthing story…. It was a challenging time for us. I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer one month before my due date. I was the one who detected...
Birth Stories: Weird in the Ward

Birth Stories: Weird in the Ward

A humorous hospital birth involving heroic pushing and threats of violence, read on to see how it all went down… When you’re pregnant in the Netherlands, it seems that the default way is having a midwife and a home birth.  You have to make a...
Birth Stories: A Story of Success

Birth Stories: A Story of Success

10 percent of women suffer from PCOS, which can affect their chances of conceiving. Read on for one woman’s roller-coaster story from diagnosis to baby. In my late teens, I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and I found out that...