I birthed AND delivered my babies. (IS this an option? ) I actually was thinking about this cuz I was reading "baby catcher" by peggy vincent and she kept saying she delivered all these babies (she was a homebirth/birth center/hospital nurse and midwife) and it irritated me since Im so used to women saying that they delivered their own babies, not that anyone delivered them!
I think these semantics make a big difference, personally.
I "birthed" mine. I remember once reading an older account of birth where it was written that the mother "was delivered of an 8 lb baby boy." For some reason that wording made my skin crawl--I think it sounded more like the removal of a tumor or something, yk? (maybe it's just me though)
When I was pregnant with my youngest, my dd who was 5 at the time, referred to the coming delivery as, "When you have birth." This was probably a cross between "give birth" and "have a baby" which she mixed up, but I kind of liked that.