How I had my VBAC
After giving birth to five children, without complications, I found out later what my true power was. That was the power to choose how to give birth to my sixth child.. As a healthy 38 year old female of African decent, I was also deemed by todays’ medical industry standards as “high risk”. It was all this and my last birth experience that acted as a rudder that drove my...
(Re)Birth Day - Story
(Re)Birth Day. 1. What I believe is that there were things you considered: the long-purported due date, four days in your rear view; the eve of your daddy’s departure; the scent and ripple and warmth that would recede into mere nostalgia when you left the amniotic sac; my apprehensions, both emotional and physical, about labor and delivery; your own distinct and elegant imperative. ...
My Birth Story - Khalid 8/2012
Sunday, I was admitted into L&D because of high blood pressure. I was actually on my way to a party with my husband but I just was not feeling well so I told him to stop by L&D so I can check my pressure. Turns out it was very high and I had 3 plus protein in my urine. The Dr was saying that I would need to deliver in 24 hours. I was in SHOCK! That was not apart of my plan but then again...
"It Takes a Thousand Voices to Tell a Single...
Stories have a power all their own. They can touch hearts, secure bonds and create change just by being shared. That’s why we created The Birth Quilt; we strongly believe that the birth stories told by mothers of color are a rarely heard and even more rarely shared treasure with great power. We hope that you’ll help us in our quest to collect, archive and share these powerful...