Birth Stories

Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma

by Anonymous, edited by Alexandra Furgiuele I was sexually abused most of my childhood and when delivery approached I had no idea how many specific re-traumatization that would occur. From legs up the whole time to random staff people wondering in and out of the...

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Postpartum

Postpartum

Pregnancy was a breeze.  I left every doctor’s appointment with affirmation that this was going to be easy, and I was exciting and thrilled.  However, I was always nervous at the expectation of what motherhood meant.  My mother and mother in law were exceptional...

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Dad’s Story

Dad’s Story

Watching my wife give birth, all I wanted, other than the impossible dream of easing her pain, was for her to live.  And of course she did.  The rest of the experience was a filling-in: we hear so much about what birth and parenthood are going to be like, other...

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