Birth Stories

Every woman's birth story is different. Some are even downright strange. Here you'll find emotional, inspiring, and even wacky birth stories from real moms.

Dad Delivers Baby in Parking Lot, and It's All Caught on Camera

How this Florida dad felt the moment he delivered his son is written all over his face!

Elisha's Birth Story: A Dad's Point of View

One dad's account of the miracle of childbirth.

Epidural or Drug-Free Birth?

Should you get an epidural or go drug free? To help you decide, read the story of two very different deliveries.

Birth Customs Around the World

When it comes to having babies, every country has its customs.

When Baby Arrives Early: A Birth Story

After years spent stressing over checklists and getting stuff done, there was one thing I couldn't control: my son's birth.

One Mom Chooses an Unmedicated Birth

Find out how one mom managed to get through labor and delivery without any pain medication.

Real Mom: My Baby Had a Stroke

It happened just hours after I gave birth to my little boy. Now that he's a healthy 4-year-old, I'm finally ready to tell our story.

Boy or Girl?: Three Moms' Stories of Gender Selection

The reasons, experiences, and costs of choosing baby's gender.

Real-Life Birth Stories

Real moms tell all! Check out real-life birth stories and then send in your own!

Birth Stories: Natural Labor

Sarah had an epidural for her first child, but she decided to give birth naturally by having an unmedicated childbirth the second time. Learn more about her story and how the two experiences compared.

Surprising Places Real Moms Have Given Birth

For some moms, where they deliver turns out to be a huge surprise. Read stories of real moms who delivered on a plane, in the post office, perched in a tree, and more!

Birth Stories: "My Water Broke..."

Julia, who recently gave birth to her second daughter, shares her birth story after her water broke and her labor was induced. Julia also gives tips on how to push Baby out.

One Woman Overcomes Her Fear of Pregnancy and Childbirth

Rona tells her birth story about going to the other side.

Weird & Wacky Birth Stories

Obstetricians, nurses, and midwives see some pretty crazy behavior in the delivery room -- and we got them to spill their best stories.

Ellen's Birth Story: Two Weeks Overdue

Birth Stories: Natural Pain Relief

For her second delivery, Christine decided to use various methods of natural pain relief instead of an epidural. Get her tips on how to give birth drug-free.

Real Mom: Our Homebirth Story

After giving birth to baby No. 1 at the hospital in a rather dramatic fashion, Holly Pevzner decided to give birth to baby No. 2 at home. Here she shares why she did it, her preparations for the big day, and the details of her homebirth.

A Day in the Life of an Ob-Gyn

Child magazine takes a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of delivering babies.

A Vaginal Delivery Birth Story

How little Grace came into the world.

Birth Story: One Woman's VBAC

Amy tells her story of a c-section followed by a vaginal delivery.

Birth Stories: Planned C-section With Twins

Emile found out that she was having twins when she was one month pregnant. Hear about her planned c-section with an epidural in this video.

Surviving Bed Rest

Every year, nearly one million pregnant women wind up stuck in bed. Here's how one mom-to-be got through it.

"I Put My Birth Video on YouTube"

One mommy/vlogger uploaded her birth video on YouTube--here's what happened after.

My Birth Story: I Had Placenta Increta

At a time when many women finish decorating their baby's nursery, mom-to-be Christy Carson was planning for the possibility that she might not survive childbirth. This is her account of being pregnant with placenta increta.