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A doula’s dream birth – Thainy & Kaël’s big day

Brazilian doula and mum-of-two, Thainy Macêdo, lets us share the story of her son Kaël's beautiful birth, in words and pictures. Enjoy!!

My three preemies – Violaine’s story

Violaine Carnoy tells about the births of her three children - now aged 16, 14 and 12 - who were all born premature.

Breastfeeding – tongue tie and exclusive pumping

"I had plans to breastfeed our daughter for as long as possible, as I did for her brother. After a great...

Abe’s birth, a new journey to motherhood!

So Cocoon doula and mum of 4, Julie Denil, shares the story of the birth of her son, Abe — baby no. 4 and her first boy! Find out how the right support helped protect Julie's birth bubble.

London baby!

While this is not a 'Belgian' birth, we're delighted that Brussels-based Irish mum Jessica has shared the movie-worthy storyline of her daughter Noa's birth with us!

The midwife calls the midwife – Hanne’s birth story

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.

A gentle welcome via cesarean – one mum’s Brussels birth story

Kasia Ortiz shares how finding the right medical team meant she could make her medically-needed cesarean as natural as possible.

Home for the holidays – Marcus’ December homebirth

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.

Just Jack – Siobhán’s birth story

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.

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.