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Una’s birth

American mum Becca had both of her children in Brussels. This is the story of the birth of her first child, her daughter Una, born in 2012.
Swedish-born Jennifer shares the story of her second son, William, born in Onze Lieve Vrouw Ziekenhuis in Mechelen.
Siobhán McGonigle, founder of the village, has three boys, all born in Belgium. This is story of Eamon, her first son, born in September 2007. Were you having your baby when you expected? If not, was it earlier or later than your estimated due date? How did the timing affect...
Taiwanese-born Pam tells us about the births of her two sons in Brussels.

Conall’s birth

This is the story of the birth of Conall, born to American mum Becca. Becca had both her children while living in Brussels. You can also read the story of the birth of Becca's first child, Una, in 2012, right here.
Siobhán McGonigle, founder of the village, has three boys, all born in Belgium. This is the story of Jack, her second son, born in December 2009.
Kasia Ortiz shares how finding the right medical team meant she could make her medically-needed cesarean as natural as possible.
Zwanger in Brussel midwife shares the story of the birth of her first child, her daughter Cécile. With an induction almost on the cards, Hanne knew that her baby would find her own way. A beautiful homebirth, surrounded by her partner and colleagues.
Irish-born Stephen tells us about the births of his two children, born in 2015 and 2017 in Brussels.
Violaine Carnoy tells about the births of her three children - now aged 16, 14 and 12 - who were all born premature.