Pregnancy and childbirth is an experience like no other. In fact it is nothing short of a miracle. Thousands of babies are born every day but every experience is different. It is often portrayed as easy or taken for granted that it will all be plain sailing but as a mother myself I know this is not always the case.
I went on a mission to bring to the women (and men) of the world the real truth about pregnancy, childbirth or the bit after. I had no intention of glamourising it, fluffing it up or padding it out. The women I have spoken with granted me access into their personal lives and shared their stories with me so I could share them with you. Their experiences shed a new light on pregnancy and childbirth and tell it how it really is. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry and I guarantee every story is real.
Some of the names have been changed.