Why You Should Write Your Birth Story
Write your birth story.
Please do yourself a big favor. Trust me on this, you can thank me later. Here is why you should write it:
1. You will forget the details.This is God’s way of ensuring the propagation of the species. It’s biological. We were designed to forget,so write your story.
2. You will forget the details continued: It is never too late towrite your story. Yes we forget details so write what you can remember. If your birth was 5 years ago or 50, sit down and write it. If your child is50 years old, you will still remember more than when that child is 60 years old. Right?! So write.
3. Posterity. Documenting family history is important. Just becausethis narrative involves your 'girl part's doesn’t make it less so.
4. Medical History. This information may be useful as you age. It will certainly be relevant when the child you wrote about becomes old enoughto reproduce. Yes, even if you had a son. His wife will be thankful toknow about your birth experience.
5. Petty revenge. This is your story to tell, sister. If you want tosend a zinger to your husband, mother-in-law, doctor, you have your chance.
6. Special moments with your child. Children love to hear stories.But they especially love stories where THEY are the star! They will beg you over and over to read them their story.
7. Did you know you have a super power? YOU DO! Making humans. Youwill only be able to use this super power for a limited time and in limited quanity. Write about it. There are many women out there who would selltheir soul for this super power.
So with those compelling reasons, I hope you will write your story. While you’re at it, talk to the other generations of women in your family.Encourage them to write their story. If necessary, make the sacrifice andwrite their story for them. It just takes a little bit of time. Also:
*Your story isn’t considered written until you PRINT it out. Can you say“catastrophic hard drive crash”?
*In ten years of collecting stories I’ve never had anyone say, “Writing mystory was a stupid waste of time, wish I had watched tv instead.”
*There are no English teachers lurking with red pens. Do not worry aboutspelling, grammar, or punctuation. Just write it. Honestly, no one karesif you spelle createvily.
*I love sharing ALL birth stories so if you have written it, I would love to have it.
*Every single birth story is phenomenal.
Kelli Stapleton-My website is www.birthstoriesondemand.com*
Kelli Stapleton*Graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1995, where she then worked as ascientist/molecular biologist in both academia and industry. She gave up hershort term genetics projects to work exclusively on three long termprojects. They are her children McEwen, Isabelle, and Ainsley.In her free time, Kelli is the producer and host of the wildly popular'Birth Stories on Demand' internet radio show. She manages and maintains theBSOD website and social media sites. She is also the author of the 'BirthStories on Demand Presents:' series of books written to entertain and informwomen about childbirth. Kelli speaks nationally and internationally aboutbeing a birth junkie.Kelli is also aspiring to take over the planet.