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.

Ellen's Birth Story: Two Weeks Overdue

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.

Why I Finally Stopped Sugarcoating My Birth Story

Sharing birth stories is a new-mom rite of passage, but no pregnant woman wants to hear another woman's labor and delivery horror story. So for the longest time, I fibbed about mine--until an honest conversation with a friend taught me the value of telling my real birth story.

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.

"I Put My Birth Video on YouTube"

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

An Amazing Arrival

A real-life couple shares the story of delivering their own baby.

Birth Customs Around the World

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

Real-Life Birth Stories

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

#LaborGoals: Mom Gives Birth to 4 Babies in 4 Minutes

Yes, you read that right! A mom of quadruplets delivered her babies in less than 5 minutes.

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!

One Woman Overcomes Her Fear of Pregnancy and Childbirth

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

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.

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.

Mom Gives Birth 2 Months Early After Horrible Car Crash

New Hampshire parents met their baby two months early after narrowly escaping a horrible car accident with their lives.

Birth Stories: Delivery with an Epidural

Natalia gave birth two weeks early to her second baby, Maya, after her water broke unexpectedly. Watch her discuss her positive delivery experience with an epidural.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

A Day in the Life of an Ob-Gyn

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

Wacky Birth Stories from Moms Who Didn't Make it to the Hospital

While most women plot out their pregnancy to a T, Mother Nature is the one that's truly in charge. Take it from these moms-to-be, whose birth plans took a last-minute detour to a tunnel, a fire station, and other weird places.