Navigating hospitals in Japan – Caityln’s experience

Caityln, author of the Little snail…inching along blog (, has generously allowed me to share her experience of maternity care in Japan. To read her birth story, click here. When you find out you’re pregnant in Japan, one of the first things you’ll want to do is “shop around” for hospitals. Despite living in Tokyo,Continue reading “Navigating hospitals in Japan – Caityln’s experience”

Lillian’s birth in Japan – Caitlyn’s story

Caitlyn has really kindly allowed me to share her birth story which can be originally found on her blog: Click the link to read more of Caitlyn’s posts. By my weekly checkup on Thursday, January 28th, it was 3 days past Lillian’s expected due date, and doctors guessed we would have to begin the processContinue reading “Lillian’s birth in Japan – Caitlyn’s story”

Induction in Thailand – Kristin’s story

Kristin has really kindly allowed me to share her blog post about her pregnancy and birth experience in Thailand. If you’d like to check our Kristen’s blog to see more of her content, give this link a cheeky click: and she can be found on Instagram at @familyseesworld. WOW! Just wow! My baby boyContinue reading “Induction in Thailand – Kristin’s story”

Cardiac complications and Hydrops in Indonesia- Amy’s story

Our third son Phineas’ story began about a month after our family moved overseas to Indonesia.  We had just lost a baby due to ectopic pregnancy 2 months prior and weren’t expecting to get pregnant again so soon. God had other wonderful plans.  In the midst of culture shock and the stress of transition, we found outContinue reading “Cardiac complications and Hydrops in Indonesia- Amy’s story”

The grace of a good doctor- Becky’s birth in Southeast Asia

God gave me some of the greatest gifts in life with my four sons and my sweet daughter. Pregnancy and birth stories are unique to every mom and every baby. These life-altering experiences frame much of life after they occur.  My first two children were born in the United States. I had a wonderful, caringContinue reading “The grace of a good doctor- Becky’s birth in Southeast Asia”

Eden’s birth in Nepal- Kylie’s story

Giving birth to our first child in Kathmandu, Nepal was something we had prayed long about. Coming from the U.K. I knew it would be such a different experience than going back home, and we weighed the pros and cons and ultimately felt God give us peace and the green light to have Eden inContinue reading “Eden’s birth in Nepal- Kylie’s story”

Unexpected birth in China- Michelle’s Story

Not According to Plan The surprise pregnancy had not been in our plan. I would have to face my fear of giving birth in China. But God knew what he was doing. And in the end, giving birth in my host country gave me one more bonding experience with my local friends, a deeper understandingContinue reading “Unexpected birth in China- Michelle’s Story”