Love (Another Birth Story)

This is a piece by Catherine at Cup of Tea and a Blog called “Love (Another Birth Story)“. To read more from Catherine, head over to her blog and have a read.   In the final weeks of my pregnancy I felt sad. It was a strange time. I was eager to meet the new … Continue reading

Birth Beyond Hollywood

One of my favourite bloggers, Park Confessional, has very recently given birth to her second child. Her birth was a profound and beautiful experience…two times lucky. This piece featured recently on Park Confessional. If you would like to read more from her blog, you won’t be disappointed. Please say hello from Mother Ink. The Day … Continue reading


Karina is writing her PhD and has two children. She also writes a blog Karina shares her experiences about how she manages and struggles with her two obligations and loves – her children and her writing.  Thank you Karina for sharing this beautiful piece of writing with Mother Ink. I finished my chapter (for now) … Continue reading

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

Mother’s Group ~ a social necessity?

This post is written by Melissa, who came across Mother Ink. recently. Melissa used to be state retail manager of Mimco. She now the mother of  one little boy. Melissa came to writing about her experiences of motherhood because she felt isolated and lonely. She needed to share her experiences. This is a beautiful piece … 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

Text book baby

Antonia lives in the UK. She is a primary school teacher, and a mother of one child, William. These are Antonia’s reflections on what it was like to become a mother. All my life I have dreamed about becoming a mother. I was one of those children who carted a doll everywhere and who mothered … Continue reading

Born under a blue moon

Zanni lives in Alstonville, Australia and is the mother of 18 month Elka. Zanni is a writer, and is studying Psychology externally. She is founder of Mother Ink. These are Zanni’s reflections on being a mother. I had been with Gregor for three years when we decided to have a baby, and I was turning … Continue reading

Missy’s story

Missy lives on the Gold Coast, Australia. She is a mother of three children, Piper, Paeton and Fynn – her youngest Fynn was born this year. These are Missy’s reflections on her experience of being a mother. Before my first daughter was born I was very nervous. I wasn’t sure of the pain and if … Continue reading

Memories of birthing in Portugal

This experience is taken from Sariya’s diary two weeks after the birth of her second child in Portugal. Sariya is a mother of two boys, and they now live in Byron Bay, Australia. Names have been changed. I knew in the morning that he would be coming today. There were spots of blood and mucus … Continue reading