Every birth is a story. I write a birth story for each birth I attend. In each story the mom is the heroine and the dad or partner is the supporting hero. The doula is the assistant and the recorder. She notices all the details which the mom can’t notice while she does the work of birthing her baby. Birth stories are riveting, especially for the mother and I always hope that the baby will be interested in hearing the story when he is older.
A woman’s hopes, fears, decisions and one of the strongest moments of her life are told in a birth story. A new life’s beginning are the details of a birth story. It is the beginning of a biography. I think every baby should have one.