The birth story of Noor at home

The birth story of Noor at home

The name Noor means ‘light’; she was actually born at the first light on the day she was due. The blackbird had just started singing and the great tits had finished their first round through our small garden. Noor was delivered in our living room where the toys had...
Roan’s birth story

Roan’s birth story

After giving birth to a star gazer, this mother does not anticipate a smooth, second childbirth. And yet, it turns out to be a birth beyond her wildest dreams. My story is one that I could only have dreamt of, so perfect it has turned out to be. As my previous...
The birth story of Cis at home

The birth story of Cis at home

It was on the first day of the new year that Cis saw the light of life. His mother, Joke, describes his more or less unexpected home delivery and shares suggestions about how she prepared during pregnancy for the birth. It is with great joy and happiness that I am...
Lio’s hospital birth story

Lio’s hospital birth story

Picture by Lisa Helsen   Every year on my birthday, my mother used to tell me, at different times throughout the day, ’15 years ago ‘ (or whatever age I was that year) … ‘around this time I was still unsuspectingly mowing the lawn’ … ‘...
Cléo’s birth story at the Cocon

Cléo’s birth story at the Cocon

My birth story.The most intense day of my life. I gave birth to my little miracle, Cléo, at 9.06 p.m. on 2 June 2020. I had no idea that this adventure would last 22 hours and would be of such an indescribable intensity. Picture by Kathleen Van Vaerenbergh On the 1st...
Cécile’s homebirth

Cécile’s homebirth

The story of the homebirth of Cécile, first baby for her mum and dad. Midwife Hanne is pregnant with her first child and very excited. A homebirth in a birthing pool, that’s exactly what she wants. But since she is 41 weeks pregnant, time is running out. I’m six days...