Those of you who know me know that I am obsessed with birth stories. I love listening to them. They make me happy--because they are stories of trial and labor that result in a long-awaited miracle. My love for childbirth started when my mom told me my own birth story, while we were on a Greyhound to Wisconsin. She took her time in telling the story and was very detailed--so much that by the end of the story, I felt like I had just given birth (I was fourteen. Maybe a little dramatic.) Giving birth is a life-changing experience. It is a powerful time in a woman's life that will forever be remained. Telling the story of the birth is also very important. It can be a mother-daughter legacy that impacts how generations feel and approach childbirth. I really believe this.
Anyways, the March of Dimes has a free scrapblog up specifically for baby stories. Here is the PSA:
The March of Dimes is about all babies...those born healthy and those that need our help to survive. One out of eight babies is born prematurely in the United States, but there is something you can do to help. Visit www.marchofdimes.com/everybaby. Using the latest in web technology, tell your baby’s story in the timeless style of a scrapbook page. You can add text, video or pictures and invite friends to view, add comments or just browse our interactive Story Map. Plus your donations will help fund your local NICUs. With your help and support, we can make sure every baby's story is a happy one. Every baby has a story, tell us yours.
I got so excited about reading so many birth stories that I had to make one:
Cash's Birth Story
It's a little wordy, since I used the birth story as part of my review of Hypnobabies.
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