Listening to a good birth story is powerful. It’s a simple message - ‘I did it, so can you’ – and it inspires courage. We connect pregnant women with mothers who have good birth stories to share – and link by link, are building a big beautiful chain of birth confidence. Come and become a part of it.


We also have a book. How to Have a Baby is filled with exactly the kind of grounded, practical mother-gathered guidance women need to know. It’s full of all manner of things that are going to help you get ready for labour and the early days with a newborn – providing you with a clear path to having a really positive birth experience yourself.


Buy a copy, for yourself or a friend, and you’ll be supporting our free service and helping our community to grow.




'Absolutely loved this book. Very informative and full of no-nonsense, real and realistic advice about giving birth. A fantastic resource for preparing for a positive birth experience, whatever kind of birth you have. On top of that, it is a beautiful book with gorgeous imagery.  A joy to read.' Noobug, Amazon Customer 

'Natalie is all your mothers, your sisters, your aunties and your friends arriving bearing the gifts of their experience and wisdom. Nothing this book shares with us is useless; every page holds a nugget that could make birth or parenting easier or more beautiful. Reading the section on labour I felt I could hear Natalie’s warm, kind voice, holding my hand as she passed on the deep, intuitive knowledge that can only come from years spent accompanying parents through labour and birth.'  AIMS (Association for the Improvement of Maternity Services )

'I adored this book and can’t stop recommending it to people. I read it when pregnant with my second child and learnt so much, despite having giving birth before. It made so much sense! I learnt about all the stages of labour and was so much better prepared for my second birth. I loved the suggestions of lavender and hot water bottles, and other tips.  It made me feel nurtured and excited about the birth. A very special book!' Jo 

how to have a Baby

mother-gathered guidance
on birth and new babies