She didn't say her words wouldn't offend, she said her intention wasn't to offend -- in other words, that's not what was driving the OP. "I don't mean to offend" means "the purpose of this is not to offend others." It's perfectly valid for her to clarify that at the outset.
Although I have to admit I don't quite understand why
it's offensive, when it's not personal. No one's pointing fingers at any particular story. And some birth stories are
written in a boring way. Some people are just not good writers. That's not to denigrate the birth experience itself or them as human beings. You're really not going to know anything about either from a bunch of numbers and generic descriptions. And I think that was the point of the OP.
For my part, I've read hundreds of birth stories, and at some point after the first few dozen, the type of "story" (really not a story at all) that goes like the OP described makes your eyes start to glaze over with the very first sentence. If I'm a big meany for saying so, so be it.
So, Frontier, what compelling stories have you found? I thought of a few more:
Birth As Sheer Pleasure http://www.natural-wisdom.com/birthpleasure.htm
The Birth of Grey Forest Walt http://rachyllgyne.tripod.com/thebirthofgreyforestwalt/
The Birth Rite of Samuel Rune http://rachyllgyne.tripod.com/thebirthriteofsamuelrune/