Tori’s Birth Story

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

The Three(ish) Week Wait

I’ve read an article, Facebook post and Instagram caption or two, about the delightful little downhill run to birth. Nearly all of them warn of the suspenseful wait as weeks 35, week 36 and week 37 slowly (ever so slowly) tick over. All the while you continue to grow and stretch to accommodate the little… Continue reading The Three(ish) Week Wait

Sarah’s Birth Story

My daughter, Remi, was due on December 22nd, 2019. Pregnancy had been difficult. I experienced a lot of prenatal anxiety during my first trimester due to suffering a miscarriage two months prior to falling pregnant with Remi. I suffered through severe morning sickness from week 5 until week 20 and then experienced pregnancy insomnia for… Continue reading Sarah’s Birth Story

Rebecca’s Birth Story

My induction started at 8.30 am on Monday the 23rd of December with the 30 hour pessary. This kicked things off and I started getting contractions and dilating by that evening. They took the pessary out Tuesday afternoon and I was put on the list to go down to the labour ward, but because of… Continue reading Rebecca’s Birth Story

Scarlett’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

Amy’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

Ayla’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