Submit a Story

If you would like to submit your natural birth story you may use the Contact Us link.  If you plan on including photos as attachments, you can email us your story with the attachments at naturalbirthstories@gmail.com.

Guidelines for submissions:

  • You may change names of people and locations if you wish.
  • You may include a short bio, for example: Jane, mother of 2, midwife and homebirth advocate.
  • You may include a link to your blog or website.
  • You may include photos (work friendly, please). One will be used in your story, and the others will be uploaded to our Gallery and will link back to your individual story.

Submissions will undergo a simple review process to correct misspellings, remove profanity, and fix basic grammatical errors.

About this website

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.


Recommended Reading:


Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices
 
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions