Eliza Curby – Birth Story – Thanks to Australian Birth Stories
Every woman has a story and every story is different. The transition into motherhood transcends time and place and binds us as women. It is such a unique and varied experience with no two stories ever the same. It is raw. It is real. It is a journey like no other.
The other day I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sophie Walker, founder of Australian Birth Stories. After listening to the podcast birth stories of women from around the world, Sophie set out to create a community of women empowering women, and that is just what she has done. Australian Birth Stories is a collection of women telling their unique and personal birth stories.
I’ve been interested in babies and birth since I was very small and was thrilled to be able to further immerse myself in all things birth when I became pregnant with my eldest son, Niko. Despite planning for a drug free, birth centre birth I ended up having a 36 hour labour with a hospital transfer, induction, epidural, episiotomy, forceps and then a postpartum haemorrhage. So second time around I tried to skill myself up with as much information as possible to prepare myself for a second attempt at an unmedicated birth centre birth. With a two year old toddler and a part time job I found myself listening to podcasts and trying to find and listen to all things birth related.
After achieving a beautiful birth with my second son I have now decided to create Australian Birth Stories to help collate as many birth stories as possible. This podcast will serve as a library of women’s birth stories from right across Australia.
Below, listen to the story of how Charlie and my twins boys entered the world – All in 2016.