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.

Here, mums and dads share their stories of births in Belgium. Enjoy!

Home for the holidays – Marcus’ December homebirth

"Even though I was pregnant for the first time, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted for my...

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.

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!!

Jennifer’s birth stories – Part 2: William’s birth

Swedish-born Jennifer shares the story of her second son, William, born in Onze Lieve Vrouw Ziekenhuis in Mechelen.

Jennifer’s birth stories – Part 1: August’s birth

Swedish-born Jennifer shares the story of her first son, August, born via emergency c-section in Onze Lieve Vrouw Ziekenhuis in Mechelen.

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...