Home birth in Mozambique- Tawnya’s story

My husband and I had originally planned to have two children, close together. My son was 5 months old when my husband told me he was ready to have another. At first I cried. Not because I wasn’t ready but because I knew I’d never be pregnant again and I loved being pregnant. We wereContinue reading “Home birth in Mozambique- Tawnya’s story”

Birth in Tennessee- Nicole’s Story

I am from the USA, but my husband’s passport country is Brazil. I gave birth in Tennessee at a birth center far away from my family. My daughter, Bianca Rose, is my first biological child and she was born vaginally in a water birth. I didn’t think I would ever have a water birth, butContinue reading “Birth in Tennessee- Nicole’s Story”

Adoption in Finland- Paola’s Story

Paola is an Italian mother living in Finland. Her multicultural family includes her husband, two children via birth and adoption, and a support child. She blogs about her family life at The Elephant Mum. She has kindly allowed me to interview her about her family’s experience of adoption in Finland. How did you come to be inContinue reading “Adoption in Finland- Paola’s Story”

Pregnancies and Births Abroad- Leigh’s story

One of my friends Leigh has kindly allowed me to interview her and ask her about her experience of her pregnancies and labours abroad. Please find her stories below. Thanks so much for sharing with us today! Would you be happy to give us a brief overview of how you came to be in aContinue reading “Pregnancies and Births Abroad- Leigh’s story”

A Rainbow baby in the Middle East- Hannah’s Story during the Corona pandemic

In my mind, Edward’s birth story begins on a sorrowful day four years ago in May. My husband and I had recently arrived in the Middle East to begin language learning when I went into preterm labor with our first baby, giving birth at 22.5 weeks. In the course of one brief day we experiencedContinue reading “A Rainbow baby in the Middle East- Hannah’s Story during the Corona pandemic”

New arrival in Uganda- Abbie’s Story

My husband and I have worked in the D. R. Congo (DRC) since 2013, and were due to return from a home assignment in Canada June 2018, three months before our baby was due. We had talked with the missionary doctors in and around our location, and they recommended we go to Kampala (Uganda) forContinue reading “New arrival in Uganda- Abbie’s Story”

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”

Dad’s experience in Papua New Guinea- Rebecca & Brandon’s Story

Rebecca and Brandon live in Papua New Guinea and they have kindly shared Brandon’s experience of their son, Tobiah’s birth. Tobiah Carl Zimmerman was born at 11:45 pm on 11/11.  Baby weighed 3.7 kg = 8 lbs, 2 ounces. Tobiah is the main character of the book of Tobit, found in the Catholic Bible, but notContinue reading “Dad’s experience in Papua New Guinea- Rebecca & Brandon’s Story”

Birth in the UK- Aggie’s Story & Midwifery Advice

Aggie, or Agnieszka, which is her Polish name, is one of my amazing midwifery colleagues who I met when we trained together in London. She is an incredible midwife, so anyone in London should look her up! Aggie has kindly agreed to share her experience with us below about when she first arrived to theContinue reading “Birth in the UK- Aggie’s Story & Midwifery Advice”