Share your birth story...

By submitting this form, you are aware that your birth story will be shared publicly through my blog on my website. If there are photos you'd like to include send them to with your name - birth story as the subject.

When did you realize you were in labor / how did labor start? Did labor start earlier or later than you expected? What time of year was it? How were you feeling when you realized you were in labor? What was the weather like? Did it have any effect on the day?

What did contractions feel like? Did the feeling of contractions change? Were they what you expected? How did you handle them? What kind of thoughts were you having as labor progressed? Did you surprise yourself at all? What did you do to prepare for labor and birth? Do you think your preparations helped?

Who attended your birth? What was most helpful coming from your support person/people? Were there any funny/light hearted moments? How long did you labor?

Give a brief synopsis of your birth. Were there any high or low moments that stood out?

How long did you push? Were there complications with your delivery? How did you handle them? If your baby was born via C-section, what was the surgery like? Did you feel prepared for what you experienced? What did the operating room look like? What could you see and feel?

What was the first thing you said when you saw your baby for the first time? What were your feelings as you held your baby for the first time? What were your immediate emotions about yourself and or your birth experience and baby after the birth? How did dad react? How did siblings/other support members present react?

How was your birth experience different from what you imagined it to be? What was the best part about your birth experience? What did you not like about your birth experience, if anything? Did you learn anything about yourself through this experience?

Prenatal care Chiropractic care Switching providers Is there anything else you'd like to share about your pregnancy itself?