Does The Birth Journal have writing prompts?
The Birth Journal includes a birth story writing guide, however The Birth Journal thoughtfully and intentionally does not include direct writing prompts, a birth story template, or fill-in-the-blanks such as "When labor began I was feeling_____." We don't overwhelm with blank pages alone and we don't confine your writing with fill-in-the-blanks. The extensive writing guide provides inspiration and practical writing tips, including areas of the birth experience you may wish to include and how to approach the writing process.
How does The Birth Journal differ from a traditional keepsake baby book?
The Birth Journal is different from a traditional keepsake baby book and is not meant to replace it. Most traditional baby books capture moments across your baby's first year or more, while The Birth Journal is for you to connect with your birth story specifically in a meaningful and beautiful way... through your handwriting in an heirloom quality journal.
I already typed my birth story. Would I still use The Birth Journal?
Julie here, creator of The Birth Journal, and it's no secret I initially typed both of my birth stories, which was a significant factor that led to the creation of The Birth Journal. You can absolutely reconnect with your birth story through writing it again on the pages of The Birth Journal. You may re-write it exactly as you typed it so that your story is captured in your own handwriting. Or, as I did, you may copy some of it word for word and free write other parts of your birth story as the words come to you. There's no right or wrong way to do it.
My kids aren't exactly babies anymore. Isn't it too late to write my birth story?
It's truly never too late to write your story. Mamas have shared with us that the pages of The Birth Journal have inspired them to write their birth stories, finally!
I'm not sure I want to write my birth story. I experienced birth trauma. Is The Birth Journal still for me?
I'm so sorry you experienced birth trauma. With every part of me, I wish birth trauma never occurred - it has impacted me and people I care for dearly. Only you can say whether or not writing through your traumatic experience will help you heal. In time, many women do find journaling to be a supportive factor towards healing. If journaling, along with the help of a professional, would serve you, we would be honored to have the pages of The Birth Journal hold your story.
Is The Birth Journal made in the USA?
Yes! The Birth Journal is made in the USA. I personally visited the printing facility throughout the design and production process.
How do I buy The Birth Journal?
You can buy The Birth Journal in our online shop and at select brick and mortar shops we adore.
Do you ship outside of the USA?
We do! Please note you are responsible for your country's custom fees and delays.
I'm a buyer or shop owner and I'd like to carry The Birth Journal - do you sell it wholesale?
We love establishing relationships with brick and mortar shops! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about wholesale accounts.
Are all orders final sale?
All sales of The Birth Journal are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We pack each order with care using quality, sturdy packaging supplies. However, if your order arrives damaged, please email email@example.com
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