Almost 16 years ago, I traded in my sporty little white Ford Escort GT for a mini van.  Not a “swagga wagon” but a big teal green got a pack of screaming kids in the back and gooey stuff between the seats mini van.  I was twenty~two years old and in no way prepared for three car seats (!), but nine days before I was due to give birth, the doctor announced that I was having twins…

A few weeks ago, Darcel from  The Mahogany Way tweeted about a desire to collect birth stories from women of color for her blog, the mahogany way birth cafe, a birth talk blog for women of color.  I replied that the delivery of my twins took me by surprise (9 days notice, y’all) and across 3 states.  Darcel immediately contacted me and asked if I’d share my story.  Of course, I agreed because Darcel is a fabulous blogger who is creating a community for women of color to share their mothering experiences.

the mahogany way birth cafe is a place where women can gather to share stories about pregnancy, get tips on birthing and encourage each other as they travel this journey called motherhood.  Check her out on Twitter ~ @MahoganyWayMama ~  and Facebook!

To read the rest of my birth story, head on over to the mahogany way birth cafe