In this section of our website you can read stories about other parent's experiences of hospital.
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.
Hospital Birth Stories
My Birth Story
"Firstly I will start by saying that I was not a maternal woman through my earlier life. I was not the person that ran to a newborn baby begging for a cuddle. I was the person that waited until the baby could hold its head up before I volunteered to hold it." This article by Hayley Sheen tells the incredible birth story of her second child.
Why Choose a Midwife?
When my sister became pregnant, she chose midwifery care and a whole new world was opened to me. She educated me on the birth process and how amazing a woman’s body is and most importantly made me realise that I had choices when my time came.
Tammy's Birth Story - Induction in Hospital
For me labour was definitely not what I was expecting. In the weeks leading up I did what most expectant mothers did, I read every source I could on labour and birth so I could be prepared as possible.
Pregnancy and Birth Story
Danielle is married and has two beautiful daughters, 3 yr old Georgia and 6 week old Elise. This is the pregnancy and birth story of Danielle's daughter Elise.
Induction of labour against my wishes
I was induced much to my disapproval and disappointment, but I felt bulled into following doctors orders. I had gestational diabetes which was diet controlled. They said my baby was macrosomic and they did not want me to go past 40 weeks and 2 days.
Birth of Seth
At 16 years Caroline found out she was pregnant. Caroline shares her birth story.
An Unplanned Homebirth
A speedy labour sees a baby born at home with Ambulance Officers in attendance.
That Wouldn't Happen To Me!
One mothers journey through ovarian cysts, gall stones and gall bladder complications through pregnancy and post-natal.
Olivia had Hydrops Fetalis and died during birth. Her mother writes her story to help other parents understand the support available and their rights.
Our True Little Miracle
Molly-Rose was born three months early. This is the story written by her mother Shusannah about their time in NICU over the following four months.
One womans account of being poorly treated in a country hospital whilst in labour waiting for transfer to a larger city hospital.
Brook birthed her baby, an unexpected breech in a speedy hospital birth. Brook considers herself lucky it was quick due to what she was told would have happened otherwise.
Breech Of FaithBirth Story
- Patricia birthed her breech baby in hospital after having planned a homebirth. This is a story of Patricia's faith, emotional journey and birth.
Tien fell pregnant with her first baby at 15. Tien is pregnant with her fourth child but recounts the births of her past three here.
Successful VBAC With Gestational Diabetes
One mothers journey to a vaginal birth after after caesarean with Gestational Diabetes. Late in this pregnancy, this mother changed care givers to midwives who supported her aims for a vaginal birth.
Jessica's Birth Story
The birth of Anastasia at Katoomba hospital in 2002. Jessica's labour started with a 'pink' leak at home at which time she was advised to come into hospital.
Christina's Birth Story
The birth of Christina in 2002. Christina's mum was induced at 38 weeks with high blood pressure and opted to have an epidural in the course of her labour.
Three Birth Stories
This Mother recounts her three births, all inductions and two of which were assisted deliveries.
Toby's Birth Story
Toby was a posterior baby who encountered a few interventions in his long labour. Toby's shoulders got stuck after his head was born resulting in his rescusitation.
Susan's Birth Story
Susan's long drug free labour to birth Gina. Susan's baby was birthed with the assistance of forceps when her heart rate did not recover.