The sharing of a birth story is a powerful thing. It is a way of processing and putting into words an experience like no other. A way of giving the experience context as you hear other stories. This is one of the aspects of motherhood that is missing at the moment. As we physically distance from one another these conversations aren’t happening. The processing, contextualising and reflection isn’t happening. There is no ‘that happened to me too’. Click here to read some of the wonderful stories shared by mothers in the Black Country so far.

We run this blog to share birth stories from the Black Country (Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton). You can share as little, or as much as you’d like. We’d prefer if you didn’t name individual members of staff, and you can choose to remain anonymous if you wish. A timeframe is helpful (month and year of experience).

You can submit your story as a piece of text, poetry, audio, video, mixed media art or any way you like!

If you would like to contribute just email your story to

At some point in the future we’d love if the stories could inform service improvement and development. Please say at time of submission if you would rather not be included in this.