Reading, listening and watching birth stories is an important part of preparation for your own birth.  In years gone by women would have been around birth, at home from an early age.  They may have attended the births of their siblings and other family members and known what to expect when their time came.  Not many of us have that exposure but we do have the wonders of the internet!  YouTube is a great source of home birth videos too.

Included in this section are stories and pictures kindly shared by members of the Home Birthers and Hopefuls community.  You will read the mother’s stories, in their own words and with their intimate moments shared which we hope will inspire you.