Pregnancy. Birth. Parenting. These life events create a lasting impact on who we are, often in ways that are not publicly recognized or discussed.
If you are a parent, did the experience of pregnancy, the birth of your child, or parenting your newborn change who you are? Change what you think? Change how you act? If so, we want to hear your story.
If you are a midwife or doctor, have you attended a birth that changed how you think? How you practice? If so, we want to hear* from you.

*Providers must follow HIPAA when submitting their stories.

Submit Your Story

Submit your story via email to jesica@HiveCE.com. Please put "How It Changed Me" in the subject line, and include the following information:

  • If selected, how your name should be published ("Suzie Q, Alaska" or "Anonymous, Alaska" or simply "Anonymous")
  • Your name and mailing address for the $50 honorarium we will send, if your story is selected.


Selected stories will be published online. We will send a $50 honorarium, along with an email notification, for stories selected for publication. Published stories may also be used in HiveCE courses. Not all stories will be selected.

Your email and address will not be used for any other purpose - we will not sell your info, we will not even place you on our own mailing list. If you wish to join our mailing list, you may do so here.


What about fathers?

We want to hear from dads! We want to hear from all parents.
What about fathers?

What if I became a parent through surrogacy or adoption?

We want to hear from all parents. There are many paths to becoming a parent, and all of them are life-changing.
What if I became a parent through surrogacy or adoption?

What if I was a surrogate, or placed the baby for adoption?

We want to hear from anyone who was changed by their pregnancy or by giving birth.
What if I was a surrogate, or placed the baby for adoption?