Why Writing Your Birth Story Matters

October 14, 2013 in Birth Story

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Why Writing Your Birth Story MattersAs the creator of a website that discusses the reality of birth, babies and beyond, I have heard many birth stories. And, I’ve come to realize just how important they are. Just a few weeks ago, I was speaking with a doula about writing her own story. She wasn’t sure where to begin or what to say. This is a woman who has cared for women as they have birthed their own babies. She has been a part of other women’s stories, but she hadn’t fully considered what her own story was. After I asked a few questions, she said, “thank you for helping me come to the revelation that I have a story.”

Here’s the truth: every mother has a story. Some are funny. Some are embarrassing. Others are full of unpredictable twists and turns. Some went according to plan and others were rude awakenings. But every woman has one. And every story matters. …

To read this entire guest post, including the four reasons why it is so important to write your birth story, please visit the Birth Boot Camp blog. We always welcome birth stories on our site. If you’d like to share yours with our readers, please visit the Submission page for details.

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