The Future

Stef Uhlenbruck Labor

Even though I’ve rethought the whole ‘giving birth to twelve kids’ thing, I still like the idea of raising a family.

A Thank You to My Labor and Delivery Nurse

Kimberly Yavorski Labor

I hope that at some point, someone has taken the time to thank you properly, not the simple sort of thank you we offer daily out of politeness, but the genuine, heartfelt kind you deserve.

The Pain of Birthing Cesarean

Jessica Latham Labor

There is pain in birthing. And there is pain in birthing cesarean that one who has not experienced it simply cannot understand.

You Felt Like Love: A Birth Story

Tara Mandarano Labor

You gave me a name I never had before: Mama. Everybody has a birth story, a narrative that reveals how their soul navigated itself into the world. This is yours.

Let The Waves Break

Debi Lewis Labor

Here is what we don’t acknowledge nearly often enough: there is a difference between stoicism and strength.

My Sister in Blue

Denise Cline Labor

My mother, who had given birth to five children, once described childbirth like a train you get on. Once you’re on it, there is no getting off—you ride it until you reach the station.