In this section of our website you can read stories about other parent's experiences homebirth. Pregnancy and birth stories are a great way to learn about situations similar or different to your own. We'd love you to send us your own story to share with others.
The First Time I Met You
"In November 2009 when my oldest daughter was five years old and in her last year of daycare, the children in her class became interested in birth. The teachers, seeing a chance to explore this with them, asked the parents to write about the first time they had met their child. The aim was to make a book the children could share, filled with stories that were all about them. While most of the stories were about birth itself, Finlay’s story was unique. It told of the first time I met her, long before her birth, and of all the meetings that came after until she was finally born and I could look into her eyes for the very first time – it is the story of my daughter’s two-year journey to birth through IVF."
Creating Space for India
"The front room in our home is my yoga room it's where I keep all my yoga books, my mat and yoga props. It gets the best light and breeze in the house and it's where I prepare my yoga lessons and meditate. When I decided to have my baby at home I knew I wanted it in this room. We were told we were having a girl and she was due to be born on April 19th." This article tells the homebirth story of India.
My homebirth transfer story
My homebirth transfer story - I hope that it may bring some comfort to other women who have had a similar birthing journey.
Homebirth Photo Story - The birth of Lukas
These pictures tell the birth of Lukas in a such a way that no words are necessary. This homebirth photo story is just wonderful and I hope you enjoy the photographic story as much as I did.
The Home-Water-Lotus Birth of Lukas Singh Cheema
"Verena and Bobby are excited to welcome their second son Lukas Singh Cheema into this wonderful world. He was born on Wednesday the 19th
of June 2013 at 12.40pm through a natural home-lotus birth in water at 38 ½ weeks (49 cm and 2.9 kg). We are very thankful for this empowering birth experience and overjoyed to have Lukas, a very amazing, calm, alert and healthy child, in our lives." This article tells the heart-warming lotus birth of Lukas Singh Cheema.
"I can still remember clearly the day my husband Pete and I found out we were pregnant. After eighteen months of trying to conceive, we were in shock when we saw the two lines on the pregnancy test. It was real!" This article by Amanda Kane tells the inspiring story of her personal homebirth experience.
Isambard's Birth Story
"I knew this baby wanted to come to us fast, but I didn't expect to go into labour before forty weeks. I felt a trickle just as I was falling asleep about 1 am on Saturday 7th May, exactly thirty nine weeks! I found it really hard to get to sleep. Where are the contractions, if this is it? And what about being Group B Strep positive?" This inspiring homebirth story of Isambard, gives a deep insight into what goes through a mother's mind when giving birth.
Yiri's Bush Birth
"Country spoke to us and sent us the totems of the new teachers that would come into our lives during this new chapter. Country also began to speak about the learning journey that mother and new child would commence together. Country showed us a waterfall and gave us ochre to dance." Fleur Magick tells the incredible story of her baby, Yiri's bush birth.
Aminah Anne's Birth Story
A golden needle was gently pushed into my upper wrist. "What do you think, boy or girl?" I asked. "Definitely the pulse of a girl!" replied my wonderful Japanese acupuncturist, Jacqui. I was excited but cautious. At 46 years of age I was amazed that I would be having another baby ... let alone perhaps, a girl after two boys?
The pregnancy journey and the homebirth of Sienna Jane
The pregnancy journey and the homebirth of Sienna Jane - There was a lot of joy on the morning I confirmed my pregnancy with Sienna. Craig and Jasmine were still snuggled up in bed when I snuck out to the bathroom to do the test, so it was lovely to announce that I was pregnant to both of them and enjoy a few moments together soaking it all in. Jasmine declared that she also had a baby in her tummy and seemed very excited for both of us!
Jonah's Birth Story
After a glorious pregnancy and a Blessingway attended by friends and family, Hannah awaits the birth of her second child. Through the frustration of many days of seemingly unproductive contractions the day arrives. Having been changed forever by her first child’s birth, Hannah is changed yet again by the glory and empowerment of natural birth. Enjoy Hannah’s story of bringing 10 pound 11 ounce Jonah earthside at home. Read more...
The homebirth of Miss Maggie Rose
The homebirth of Miss Maggie Rose. Looking back I had prodomal labour for at least a week prior to her birth. After numerous false starts, especially in the evenings ... it was all starting to wear very thin.
The Pregnancy and Birth of Phoenix Jean
Phoenix Jean Blanc was born at home on the 5th of March 2011 at 6.02am with the help two beautiful midwives. My first birth was a caesarean.
The Birth of Lia RoseBirth Story -
Nine months ago Lia was born and it now seems like an eternity ago. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get around to writing Lia’s birth story. Life is very full and there never seems enough time.
Moonlit MagicBirth Story -
Our decision to have a homebirth was almost as shocking to me initially as it was to so many of the people we told who warned us against it however as a reader and researcher, we watched, reviewed and interviewed greatly and felt a deep sense of calm and faith in home birthing.
Reflections of My Pregnancy and Jasmine’s birth
I started to question what I was doing being a so called ‘patient’ for our chosen obstetrician, so after many hours of research on the internet, a month later I was a changed woman. I realized that my philosophies were very old beliefs and that the medical approach to pregnancy and birth had become so ingrained in our culture and was now bursting full of excitement, wonder and awe at my new decision to birth our baby at home.
Jasmine's Birth Story
Jasmine was born on Saturday 21st November 2009 at 42+1 weeks. Her birth was much anticipated, especially as I had been having braxton hicks contractions on and off for over a month before labour started, and gone past my “guess date” by two weeks.
Twin Home Water Birth
Justine Caines is the secretary of Homebirth Australia and a respected advocate of natural birth. She gave birth to twins at home in December 2005, and tells their story
An Unplanned Homebirth
A speedy labour sees a baby born at home with Ambulance Officers in attendance.
A Story Of Faith - exert from "Parenting By Heart"
An exert about the birth of a breech baby from Pinky McKay's book Parenting By Heart.