• Click on the number to the left to view the birth.
  • The star indicates how graphic the birth is according to our Graphics Rating Scale.
  • If the third column contains a number, that indicates the number of images that birth contains; if an "E" is in that location, the birth is external to the Birth Story Diaries website.
  • Descriptions in bold indicate a newly added birth.
    1 A single photo of a mother's uterus after a cesarean surgery being modelled by the attending surgeon. It is ready to return to her abdomen.
    1 A single picture of a birth - head is already out, and anterior shoulder is being born. Baby is born with a nuchal hand.
    1 A picture of baby with a mentum anterior position AND a face presentation "crowning" (or is it called "facing" in this instance?) Very few births have a face presentation..and of those that DO, 98% are birthed via cesarean.
    1 A single photo of membranes - still intact and thus full of fluid - bulging significantly out of mom.
    1 Please take the warning on this link very very seriously, especially the part of the rating that says that very graphic births are reserved for births which are "possibly very bothersome." This is a color video (no photographs) of a laproscopic proceedure at 8 weeks gestation. The pregnancy is an ectopic tubal pregnancy, and this video is the proceedure of removing the baby from the fallopian tube.
    1 This photo demonstrates how an intact perineum can perform the heimleich maneuver on a baby.