Birth Stories

“ "Birth is not only about making babies. It's about making mothers~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength." ~ Barbara Katz Rothman

Whether your baby was born with the use of medications, naturally, or via caesarean section, giving birth is always a sacred journey and one of the most vulnerable, raw, and natural experiences a woman can go through. The intensity and harmony that accompanies childbirth is a place where both children and stories are born. We would love to hear your birth story if your birthed at Genesis Maternity Clinic, please share yours!

Your birth story matters

We recognize the importance of sharing and reading birth stories.  Ina May Gaskin ( a world renowned midwife), said, “Birth matters. It matters because it is the way we all begin our lives outside the source, our mother’s bodies. For each mother, it is an event that shakes and shapes her to the innermost core.” It is a spiritual journey that offers women the opportunity to explore their strengths and weaknesses. A journey so sacred it offers a glimpse into our deepest selves.

Empower one another

Women can improve birth by passing down their knowledge. The handing down of birth stories helps women prepare for birth, reflect, and learn from one another. At their core, all women carry an ageless knowing of the divine feminine. This is what improving birth is all about ~ women connecting in order to empower one another.

Genesis Birth Stories

My waterbirth

It all started at about 1 am on the 28th of June 2011. Not knowing what real contractions felt like and seeing that they were irregular I went blissfully back to sleep unaware … Read more

An Independent Midwife births her baby at Genesis

I am in the unique position of being a midwife and a mother to three precious children. This is the story of Micah, my last born’s birth … Read more

Arriving just in time at Genesis!

I had no doubt in my mind that my second child would arrive into the world in the same calm, peaceful environment as had my first daughter 7 years previously Read more

It's a wonderful world!

I always knew that I wanted to birth my kids the way nature intended, naturally. I had always said “if my mom could do it Read more

A first time mom

Our journey to Genesis started, I think, as many other mothers has… with a recommendation. As a first time mum, I wanted to experience every little milestone, step, moment a Read more

I was 41 and was told I cannot conceive naturally

Unexpectedly. After a romantic weekend in the Magaliesburg with my hubby, Paul. We stayed in Rose Cottage … Read more

A VBAC Journey and the birth of my 4.92kg baby girl

I had such a lovely experience at Genesis and if it can help someone else have the same, then that would be amazing Read more

The first staff midwife to birth Genesis

Independent Midwife, Juriet Nieuwoudt, was (at that time), the first staff midwife to birth her baby at Genesis Clinic! Here she tells her baby’s birth story … Read more

"Sprog Dogs" Birth story

I had been in prodromal labour a few times before #SprogDog was born. I saw my midwife, Sue, at my 41 week appointment. She was surprised I had even reached 41 weeks because she was convinced that #SprogDog would arrive Read more

The Birth of Bokamoso Hlalefang Radebe

I cannot believe that it’s ME on the other side…I’m on the flip side now…wow! This is my story Read more

Our Rainbow baby​

My Birth Story – In honor of my amazing midwife, the late Susan Joan King , who labeled my birth as the easiest in her career … Read more

The Birth of Bokamoso Hlalefang Radebe

I cannot believe that it’s ME on the other side…I’m on the flip side now…wow! This is my story Read more

The birth story of my beautiful third daughter

I am a big advocate of natural birth and women’s rights and choices in childbirth. I am not against c-sections and I don’t doubt that modern medicine is a life saver in emergency situations. However, I don’t view birth as a problem nor something that needs to be numbed … Read more

I delivered a 4,5kg baby naturally

My birth story; How I delivered a 4,5kg baby naturally, with no pain medication, and no tearing, at almost 42 weeks pregnant (29 October 2018 / 3.35am Read more