Our Bodies, Our Stories

Personal stories and experiences have long been an essential part of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” publications. Read stories here and submit your own (submission form coming soon!).

The Home Waterbirth of Ava Skye

By Anonymous |
Submitted by a 29-year-old woman. I was exactly 38 weeks pregnant when I lost my mucus plug. It had been a healthy pregnancy, but … More

Amari’s Birth Story

By Anonymous |
Written by a 28-year-old woman. Friday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 25th, 2004. Friday night I was having some sporadic contractions. I timed … More

My Late-term Abortion

By Gretchen Voss |
Way too excited to sleep on that frigid April morning, I snuggled my bloated belly up to my husband, Dave. Eighteen weeks pregnant, … More

The Missing Vagina Monologue

By Ester Morris |
Curious to learn what women were talking about I read The Vagina Monologues. I wasn't curious about the play. I was curious about vaginas. … More