In this section of our website you can read stories about other parent's experiences of pregnancy and birth with an unexpected outcome. 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.
Unexpected Outcome Stories
Prenatal Diagnosis Support
Stephanie recounts her story as a mother expecting a child with a fatal condition (Potter's Syndrome). Stephanie shares her journey to help families in a similar situation, and offers them practical support.
Birth Story - I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks, we were so excited to be having our second baby a brother or sister for our little boy. My whole pregnancy I thought something was wrong.
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.
Jarred's BirthBirth Story
- Jane Palmers account of the birth of her second baby Jarred, born at home in water. Jarred's birth was hard but satifying though there were some unexpected outcomes.
Long Wait (2007)
Sylvia encountered years of infertility and testing. She resigned herself to being the parent to one child only then unexpectedly found herself pregnant.
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.
Denise's Birth Story
After a 36 hour drug free labour Denise's baby was born. Denise then experienced issues when the placenta wouldn't come away.
Joshua's Birth StoryBirth Story
- Jane Palmer's account of the birth of her first baby in 1989. Joshua was born breech in a highly medicalised and unsupportive environment at 35 weeks gestation.
Lilli Amba Coombes - Tragic Story
A tragic story of the loss of one families daughter during a VBAC due to uterine rupture.