As a labor and delivery nurse I am truly passionate about the process of
childbirth. So much so, that I started a website named Birth with Balance
for mothers to share their birth stories in order to heal, teach and empower
one another through first hand experience. At work I love the excitement
of first meeting mothers, helping them navigate their options during labor,
and holding their hand when pushing their little ones into the world. I can’t
help but cry when I see them bond with their child after they have worked
so hard. The intensity and harmony that accompanies childbirth is a place
where both children and stories are born. I created Birth with Balance to tell
each of these unique stories.
I found that after birth the mother’s story is often lost and so are the
decisions she made. The book, What to Expect When You are Expecting
doesn't always cut it or prepare you for the realities of birth! Am I right? So
many of my patients enter the hospital without any real knowledge of what
to expect. Others check in to deliver with a specific plan and cling to this
even when things do not unfold as hoped. Some births are traumatic, and the
let down can be devastating, and others are euphoric. Each powerful story
helps women prepare for birth, reflect and learn from one another.
There are no other forums that focus solely on birth stories, offer a
questionnaire to help women write, or gather stories from around the world.
Birth with Balance is a safe place for mothers to remember, reflect, heal
from a trauma, contribute their wisdom, role model, empower, and offer
alternative birthing options. We aim to build collective knowledge on
childbirth and empower expecting and experienced mothers around the
Your birth story matters! Please read some amazing stories, connect with
other mothers, and share your birth story!
Chelsea Ann Wiley
Find Birth with Balance HERE
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