Birth stories

Every birth is different, but every birth is BIRTH’

There is surely nothing more wondrous, profound and awe-inspiring than the birth of a baby! Every birth is different and sharing and reading birth stories – whether from the point of view of mum or dad / partner – can be hugely beneficial for all kinds of reasons:

  • They help us reflect on and process our own feelings, experiences, beliefs, judgements, wishes.
  • They help us understand better how births can unfold, and how each is unique.
  • They help reassure us that sometimes things don’t go as planned, but that we nevertheless find our way through.

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!

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.

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.

Boy 3 – Callum’s birth

Siobhán McGonigle, founder of the village, has three boys, all born in Belgium. This is story of Callum, her third son, born...

Littlest Sprout’s birth story

Sandra Amorim is mum to two beautiful, active boys born in 2009 and 2012 in Brussels. Sandra is Portuguese-American and lived in...

My Birth Story

Portuguese-American mum Sandra Amorim tells the story of the birth of her first Brussels Sprout in 2009.

The first village baby – Eamon’s birth

Siobhán McGonigle, founder of the village, has three boys, all born in Belgium. This is story of Eamon, her first son, born...

Dad’s eye view – the births of F and C

Irish-born Stephen tells us about the births of his two children, born in 2015 and 2017 in Brussels.

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.

Pam’s birth stories – Lucas and Oliver

Taiwanese-born Pam tells us about the births of her two sons in Brussels.