There are a few reasons I decided to create this site. First, I don’t know about the rest of you, but I get tired of the shifting mindset that a vaginal birth equals a natural birth. Just because you didn’t have an operation, doesn’t mean you gave birth naturally. A natural birth is unmedicated.
Second, I love birth. I love the human body and what it is capable of. And what it’s been capable of for millenia! The mass majority of women out there are being induced and getting epidurals. Are they scared? Have they lost confidence in their bodies? Or is it just because that’s what everyone does and they don’t question it?
Well, this site will show you that it’s not what everyone does. Natural birth is real and beautiful, and there are plenty of women out there who choose it.
(I understand that there are situations when medication or a cesarean section is necessary. Both of those should be the exception, not the norm. I don’t want to make anyone feel bad that planned on an unmedicated birth, but was unable to get it. My heart goes out to you.)
Birth is inspiring, amazing, and empowering. This website shares a collection of real natural birth experiences from you, the readers. Births the way nature intended. No pitocin. No epidural. Just the beauty (and intensity!) of the human body at work. Whether you've had one natural birth, five natural births, or are considering natural birth in the future, our hope is you will find courage and joy in these stories. Enjoy.
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth