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Here women share their birth stories. How they prepared for birth, their birth experience and what they learnt for next time… Feel free to comment if you wish.

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At about midday we took my daughter Elsa, to her favourite shop in the mall despite the heat of street.  I waddled uncomfortably beside her, a week overdue, with an absolutely enormous belly protruding from my 164cm frame.  At 7 months along, people would stop me in the supermarket to ask if I was ready [...]

Posted by My Birth on December 2nd, 2009 in Stories

Breech and beautiful  — Oscar’s birth story
I would like to say my pregnancy was uneventful but it really wasn’t.  Perhaps my anxiety about my baby didn’t help, but all we wanted was a healthy baby.
A growth scan at 32 weeks revealed our little man was breech, and footling breech at that.  I knew that would [...]

Posted by My Birth on November 29th, 2009 in Stories

Samarra was born into water by torchlight.  It was a magical moment as she lay on my chest and we stared at each other. I was thinking so you are my baby, and it was as if she was thinking so you are my mum. I am quietly proud that this was her birth experience [...]

Posted by Jennifer Brown on November 15th, 2009 in Stories

I decided for the birth of my second child that I really wanted the chance to have a vaginal birth after having to have an elective Caesarean for my first child; this was due to a low lying placenta (placenta previa).  I knew then my wish to have a vaginal birth became extremely limited and [...]

Posted by admin on November 11th, 2009 in Stories

My son was born at 2.01pm on Mother’s Day 2005. Being born into the world here in my bedroom in the birth pool. A very fast labour, after waiting for many days after his due date to arrive…. and he is huge 10 pounds 7 ounces. Luckily birthed without tears.
He was expected to arrive nearly [...]

Posted by admin on November 7th, 2009 in Stories

My name is Alison. I have been fortunate enough to have two really great birth experiences. I attribute this to the quality midwifery care I received, and my own ability to birth! For both babies I  received antenatal care by the midwife who also helped me to birth my baby and then visited me after [...]

Posted by admin on November 5th, 2009 in Stories

While researching the web I found the Lotus Birth book by Shivam Rachana, and after reading it early in my pregnancy Paul and I decided to have a Lotus Birth as it felt honouring of the child and a good start to our relationship with the baby. We then specifically chose a hospital and obstetrician, [...]

Posted by admin on October 26th, 2009 in Stories

The 19th of July 1999 was the due date, well that was the date that the doctors predicted. Alas as it turned out this was not the date Levi blessed us with his arrival. Ten years later and he is still doing his own thing when he chooses.
The joyous news of Levi being conceived not [...]

Posted by admin on October 26th, 2009 in Stories

I took my decision to have a home birth for the birth of my second child very seriously, I had a good birth experience for the birth of my first child, but I had to be strong and actually leave the hospital during my labour to stop the doctor from intervening unnecessarily. This was due [...]

Posted by admin on October 16th, 2009 in Stories

I experienced a fantastic and (almost) drug-free birth of my daughter (my only child) despite being induced, continuously monitored and having a vacuum extraction, none of which I had planned for. I still consider my daughter’s birth to be the high point of my life to this date, and I am extremely proud of myself [...]

Posted by admin on October 16th, 2009 in Stories
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