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As soon as Brussels-based American mum Emily Gold found out she was pregnant for the first time, she knew she wanted to give birth at home. Emily shares the story of Marcus' birth.

My Birth Story

Portuguese-American mum Sandra Amorim tells the story of the birth of her first Brussels Sprout in 2009.
Sandra Amorim is mum to two beautiful, active boys born in 2009 and 2012 in Brussels. Sandra is Portuguese-American and lived in Brussels from August 2006 to August 2013. She now lives in the U.S. This birth story, of Sandra's second son (read about her first son's birth...
Siobhán McGonigle, founder of the village, has three boys, all born in Belgium. This is story of Callum, her third son, born in April 2012. How had this pregnancy gone? This pregnancy had been tougher than the first two, and I ended up on bed rest around 5 months in, as...

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.