The story of the birth of Olivia Isla Evans The birth I wanted I knew from the start that I wanted to have my baby at home. I had wanted to have my son at home too but due to lack of staff, I was sent to hospital at the last minute. This time however, I was determined for it to be different. I planned to give birth in a […]

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This was my second birth, my first birth experience wasnt the best, I went 2 weeks over due was induced using the drip and had a very fast labour, 4 hours from start to finish, I went into shock and my daughter was born very quick so struggled to breath at first but thankfully all was well quite soon. I had weeks of recovery after alot of stitches inside and […]

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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 […]

What do I do if I have planned a homebirth and there is a shortage of midwives? Some areas within the UK have reliable provision for home births and unfortunately others do not. If you are in a well equipped area and during labour your partner calls to request a midwife, it might be a shock to be told that you need to come in to the hospital as there are no midwives […]