David’s Birth Story, by dad Joe

4 pm March 26, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for Patricia’s (P) blouse. The contractions had started, but were very light, so P called Joe(J) and said “it may be tonight”. J said “perfect, I’m just about done work”. P said, “get...

A Rare Occurrence: the journey and birth story

It has been 7 ½ months since my second son was born and I have been thinking about writing his birth story since the day we welcomed him into our family.  I become overwhelmed with mixed emotions at just the thought of writing it as the experience of his birth comes...

Jaxson’s Birth Story

Noreen had been a part of three out of four of my mom’s births (mine included), and needless to say my mom always spoke very highly of her. So when I found out I was pregnant for the first time, I knew who I wanted to call. My partner Drew, was a bit hesitant...

Baby Sage and Baby Garnet: 2 Birth Stories

Before I had children, I thought that giving birth was “easy”. I mean it wasn’t called natural childbirth for nothing. Really, how hard could it be?…I have a black belt! I’ve been punched and kicked in the head. I’ve had a ligament torn in my elbow and I’ve had the...

Baby Kaden’s Birth Story

Hello, my name is Angele Bedard. How do I begin to tell of the amazing and transformative experience that is child birth. Well, it was during the October moon, 2011, that I noticed I was particularly irritable. I remember having to walk a few blocks and noticed how...

Olive’s Birth Story

On Friday, December 9, I was supposed to go to my November group’s “Meet the Babies” party. I was a bit of a poor sport, and decided to make myself a private appointment with my midwife, Noreen instead. I knew that seeing the other moms with their new babies would put...