A quick google search for “labour essentials” or “what to pack labour and delivery” will yield thousands of results and lists upon lists of what you need for the big event. I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say I was searching furiously for the ultimate list from about 32 weeks, assuming… Continue reading The “Essentials” for Labour & Birth
My labour and delivery was pretty smooth up until the very end. I was in labour for about two days before I actually got admitted into the hospital. I ended up getting an epidural at 5 cm and that ended up being an amazing experience. I was terrified of getting it so when it happened… Continue reading Tori’s Birth Story
To all the mothers who didn’t feel like superwoman after giving birth… this one’s for us. It’s for the women who felt weak and dare I say, frail, after finally delivering their baby. For the new mother who felt used and empty, instead of this overflowing accomplishment everyone promises. For the woman who, to this… Continue reading Birth Made Me Feel Weak.
I've had three boys in three years and their births' were all quite different. With my first (Micah), I didn't really think about the birth and figured, 'every mother has done it, how hard can it be?' It never occurred to me that I would end up having a c section, not once. I had a… Continue reading Georgia’s Birth Story
A year ago, we were preparing for a home birth. My waters had gone the day before and I was desperate for contractions to start. I had an induction booked for 10:00 am and was trying to work out whether the pains I was feeling were going to amount to anything. 9:30 am came and… Continue reading Scarlett’s Birth Story
Before I had Eleanor, I had no idea that a ‘traumatic birth’ even existed. I just thought that a birth was a birth no matter what happens. Yes, it will be painful and traumatic but that’s childbirth isn’t it? Even after Eleanor's birth I didn’t think of it as a traumatic birth, I just thought… Continue reading Amy’s Birth Story
I started having very, very mild contractions at 9:00 pm on Friday 20 December (this just happened to be Noodles' due date) and stayed awake with Kris (my partner) for a little while. I was able to time the contractions to be 10-15 minutes apart, each one lasting at least 45 seconds. I'd had nearly… Continue reading Ayla’s Birth Story
At 38 weeks I woke up at 1:00 am on Saturday morning with back pain and tightening of my stomach every 10 minutes. Thinking it was just pregnancy pains, I used a heat pack on my back but was in too much pain to go back to sleep until 6:00 am when it eased. I… Continue reading Beth’s Birth Story