Pregnancy stories

A collection of pregnancy stories from NZ & overseas. Little Hepburn’s Motherhood was set up so that women can feel they can share their story no matter how their baby was created. We share all stories: IVF, single parenting,  infertility and beyond. Our aim is to make every women and their partners feel empowered and special no matter how their little one was created.

Just a little bit about me. My name is Rebecca Lindsay and I live in Liverpool, England with my son. I'm 26 years old and have just completed university studying Business Management. Pregnancy In contrast to my birth, I had the most pleasant pregnancy anyone could wish...

Nicole Leopold epitomises beauty inside and out. Her strength and positivity are infectious! Just being around her makes you feel so alive! You never would know she had stage-3 breastcancer at 26, not to mention she found out when she was 30 weeks pregnant! When...

This birth story is from the lovely Kelly (31) from Auckland. She is married with a 2-year-old daughter Peyton and a bulldog puppy named Rascal. You can find Kelly on her Instagram @runwildbeautifulchild At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to share my birth story, as...

 Sheridan Mcisaac (22) is a registered nurse who specialises in mental health. She lives in Palmerston North with her partner Jacob and son Eli.  This blog is about her families journey after Eli was born at only 28 weeks gestation and their subsequent stay of...

Danelle is a 28 year old mum to 18 month old Finn who was born early due to complications with IUGR.  Finn was a month early due to PROM (premature rupture of the membranes) & Danelle's pre-eclampsia.  This is their story! You can follow more about...

This is the birth story of Hannah (29) and her husband Tim who live in Rolleston, Canterbury with their two boys Lachy (Lachlan)  3.5 and Finley 17months.   Tim and I were pen pals from 15 years of age, and then lost touch and got married 6-years...

This water birth story is submitted by the lovely Liberty (23) who is mummy to Adeline Olive. She lives with her husband of nearly two years in Christchurch. Photography supplied by nayhauss photography. Pregnancy Becoming a mother has been the making of me, I feel so fulfilled and...

Rachael is an amazing mummy who I met on Instagram, whose son Louis has a condition called oesophageal atresia with a tracheosophageal fistula (OA/TOF).  Rachael's story has really touched my heart and i'm always thinking of her little family!  Louie had a really tough week last...

I used to write a infertility and TTC (trying to conceive blog), many years before I wrote this blog! You could say I've been blogging for a while, just that not many people knew who I was back then!  Kayla has been following me since 2013!...

This birth story you're about to read is from the lovely Rebecca (27 years old) who lives in a Orewa, a sunny, seaside community, just north of Auckland. She lives with her Husband Sam, who she met through her  work in 2011 and they married...

I'm so excited to share with you all our first water birth story of the birth of Ajay Mawhinney McLuskie ! This beautiful birth-story is bravely told by mum - Annmarie Mawhinney McLuskie. Annemarie is originally from Scotland, and is married and living in NZ, with her...

I can't believe it has taken me over two years to write about Audrey's birth! The reason it has taken me so long is because I have subconsciously tried to block out a lot of what happened. It was the not story I hoped to be...

Wedding stylist & mother of two, Tessa Simpson VBAC story is a tearjerker! Get the tissues out for this one~ Tell us a little about your family: We are a family of four; Tessa, Tyler, Reeve (2) and Luca (4.5 months). Our house is male dominated including...

Photography supplied by the lovely: Danelle Fourie  I dreamed of a natural water birth, what I ended up with was anything but! A two-day induction, followed by an emergency C-section. My mum has been a midwife for 35- years, so I felt like I’d lived...