There are so many valuable reasons to tell our stories, to share our births, and to find our strengths through the retelling.
Whatever path your birth led you on, we each make the best decisions for ourselves and our families with the information we have at any point in a labor or birth. We need to be kind in our judgments of ourselves as birthing women. Honor the moments that make us mothers.
Whether a first baby or fourth bundle, women remember the birth story for each of their babies throughout their lives. We carry those feelings of awe or disappointment, of bliss or worry, of empowerment or loss.
Readers, Twitter followers, and birth story junkies have reached out to me over the years which prompted me to post the stories of each of my very different births. A hospital birth with epidural, episiotomy and even an unnecessary vacuum extraction, a Cesarean section and a natural, unmedicated water birth.
You can read about Ali’s birth, Michael’s birth and Anna’s birth on Mother’s Circle and I invite you to share your birth story with Mother’s Circle readers. Have you already written it? Do you feel the need to write it? Was it last week that you birthed or thirty years ago? I’m offering you a forum and a place to share your own birth story if you want it.
Please submit your story to me on my contact form and include a note giving me permission to publish your birth story on Mother’s Circle.
I look forward to hearing your sacred stories and holding a place for you here.
Note: Not all submissions will be published
and Mother’s Circle retains the right to copy edit any submissions.
© Copyright Leah DeCesare 2016