~ THE PLANNED UNASSISTED HOME BIRTH OF TAHLIYA GRACE AMBER ~ 23 APRIL 2012 – We are 42 weeks and 2 days pregnant with our third girl. My name is Amy, I am 28, and this is the most pregnant I have ever been after our 42 week girl, our 41+5 girl and an early miscarriage also. We settled in for an afternoon of dancing and singing and just generally [...]

Here are a selection of inspiring stories of home birth after 42 weeks. If you have a story and photos you would like to share please email stories@homebirthersandhopefuls.com Share on Facebook

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I can’t possibly tell this story without first sharing the last few weeks of my pregnancy. Emmeline’s estimated due date was Christmas Eve 2012. A Christmas baby! The idea was so romantic. Giving birth surrounded by all the fanfare of Christmas, tree, twinkly lights and all. Christmas Eve arrived we were more organised than we had ever been for the Christmas day. All the homebirth kit was accounted for too [...]

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The Prologue Throughout my pregnancy, I was told by my midwives that even if I booked a home birth, there may be no midwives available to attend me at home. I wrote a letter to the supervisor of midwives stating that I expected to be supported for a home birth and added that women in my family are usually pregnant at least 42 weeks. This began our empowering journey of [...]

A ‘term’ pregnancy ie ‘normal’ healthy gestation period is between 37 and 42 weeks. ‘Post Dates’ is pregnancy past 40 weeks. ‘Post Term’ is after 42 weeks. In the UK Trusts may have a time range in which midwives will attend a homebirths, usually starting at 37 or 38 weeks and continuing to 42 weeks or just before. As with any choice around where you give birth, it is your [...]