The night of Birthing my second child, my baby boy

Mel lives in regional NSW, and has recently birthed her second baby, a boy. Mel shares this beautiful piece about the labour. I love her for it…her words carry the strength I can imagine she felt that night. My pre-labour contractions are mild but very frequent. I want to stay home. A green tree frog … Continue reading

A hard beginning

Lucy lives in country northern NSW Australia, and faced many challenges during her first months as a mother. But during this time, Lucy learnt a lot about herself, and her own limitations. This is Lucy’s story about becoming a mother. During my labour, I learnt a lot about my limits. I had great support people, … Continue reading

A Balinese mother’s story

This is Ony, who lives in Ubud, Bali. She works as a waitress at a cafe, and has one baby – a boy, who is now seven months old. Ony shares her reflections on her life as a mother – her joys, and the challenges she has faced. When I was 26 years old, I … Continue reading

Learning to break the rules

Nicole lives in Newcastle, Australia, and faced many challenges in her pregnancy and after her baby was born, including feeding, and coming to connect with her baby. This is one woman’s very truthful and heartfelt account of learning how to become a mother. I was so anxious for my induction and labour to begin. I … Continue reading