I reckon this is more about the road to birth, as much as it is about the birth, interconnected but all part of my truth, experience and hope. So this was to be Our second birth, following a traumatic first birth , where I thought my girlfriend and son were gonna die, then failed IVF for 5 years, hope had started to wain. Then a one off, last chance saloon, […]

The journey to this birth story has been a long one, involving an unnecessary c-section, birth trauma, recurrent miscarriage, infertility, and unsuccessful IVF. Which makes the incredible joy this home water birth after c-section has brought us all the more special. I started having occasional twinges on Monday, but from my experience last time I knew that the longer I could carry on and not label this as ‘something starting’, […]

I had been telling everyone for a month that baby would be born on the 15th August after a dream I had. My due date of 13th August came & went without even a twinge. I woke up on the 14th with a pain that I just knew was a mild contraction, it wasn’t painful but felt different to the Braxton hicks that I had so regular. I was quite […]

While many women choose home birth for their first child, as many if not more will be giving birth to a second or subsequent baby at home. A question that often comes up when planning a home birth is ‘what about our other children?’ Many women labour at night regardless of other children being around. Birth is a hormonal process, primarily driven by oxytocin – the love, birth and bonding […]

This is the birth story of our 5th child, a daughter named Peaches who weighed 9lb 13.5oz. The day before she was born I had a feeling we wouldn’t be waiting much longer to meet her! I felt the same awful pressure and discomfort I remembered from the day before my waters broke with Hudson! Having already had a few days of on off niggles I knew we were close! […]

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