Whether it's your first baby or your fourth, there is no denying that the idea of giving birth can be incredibly daunting. It's normal to comb the internet to read other peoples birth stories in a bid to comfort yourself at a time when you've simply no idea how things can go.
From induction stories to epidurals it can be risky opening yourself up to the whole of the internet, and it's easy to fall into a hole of birth stories that may not be so reassuring and actually, you can worry yourself even further, something that you don't want for you or your upcoming arrival.
To prevent that from happening, we've rounded up some positive birth stories for you to read through, including hypnobirthing and stories of first time mums to give you a burst of encouragement and a reminder that actually, birth doesn't always end up turning out how you might fear.
Positive birth stories
"My labour only lasted 10 minutes!"
Although she ended up giving birth at home, HR manager Laura's labour with daughter Ruby lasted about 10 minutes from start to finish! We'll admit it, we're jealous.