Midwife’s Musings- Top Tips for Birth Abroad

Getting ready to become a parent, or to add a new child to your growing family can often seem daunting, particularly if you’re doing so in a country that is not your passport country. Here are some handy hint of things that might help you as you prepare: 1. Which country? I know this soundsContinue reading “Midwife’s Musings- Top Tips for Birth Abroad”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Midwife’s Musings- Power of Connection

Joy, fear, excitement and anticipation are just a few of the emotions which pregnant women have shared with me. There’s nothing like the journey to becoming a parent (for the first or multiple times) to provoke a whole spectrum of emotions, experienced over the course of months, weeks, days, hours and even minutes. The experienceContinue reading “Midwife’s Musings- Power of Connection”

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”