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

On the evening of Tuesday 21st August 2012 our journey began. I was getting mild contractions regularly at 12 minutes apart. I was starting to get excited about meeting our twins though I knew it could be a good while yet. We decided to go to bed and get some rest and see what the morning brought. The following morning at 5.40am Otis came in to us, got into bed […]

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If you are pregnant with twins you will almost certainly be advised that a twin pregnancy carries higher risks than a singleton pregnancy. What is often not explained is that much of this risk is dealt with before you get to term. The main increased risks are pre-term birth and pre-eclampsia. The possibility of going into labour early need not deter you from planning a home birth: you can always […]

During the week building up to the birth, I was woken up by lower backache and frequent trips to the toilet. I had lots of pressure every time I had a bowel movement (hate that phrase…. ha ha) ok nightly diarrhea episodes! (why at night?!!!) I was feeling sick still most evenings which wasn’t fun either, this along with pelvic pain and 3 point turns to get out of bed […]

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My son Oliver was born in 2006 at home following a wonderful labour and birth attended by my independent midwife, Debs. It was a fantastic experience and I was on a high for weeks afterwards. When Oliver was about 18m old we started trying for another baby, but after struggling with secondary infertility my husband and I had two cycles of IVF in 2010. The second cycle led to a […]

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Until as recently as the 1970s, babies presenting bottom first or ‘breech’ were considered unusual but still normal in the UK and many were born at home with a midwife in attendance. With the increasing hospitalisation of birthing women and the increased medicalisation and development of obstetrics in the latter half of the 20th century, babies in the breech position in late pregnancy came to be seen as ‘abnormal’. Unfortunately […]