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EXIT Procedure

When Atticus was born, I was unconscious.  Brian wasn’t able to be in the room.  There were 28 doctors involved in the surgery.  It was not a typical birth experience by any means.   381 more words

EXIT Procedure

Is The 'Birth Experience' Really Important?

The phrase ‘positive birth experience’ conjours up two images: one of treating birth as a spiritual experience, peacefully wallowing in a birth pool with candles and new age music playing and dining on the placenta afterwards, the other approaching it as some sort of athletic endurance event with no medication allowed and a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears.   736 more words


The moment my life changed

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I was 36 weeks pregnant, due to give birth on or before April 15, 2009 when my water broke. 669 more words

Mama Musings

Why it's good for service users to help design maternity care.

I seem to have carved out a but of a niche as the ‘go to’ service user for maternity recently. Over the past few weeks I’ve had several opportunities to promote a service user perspective and there is one thing that is really bothering me. 346 more words

Time to be Pro Parent

Having a baby changes your life. It’s a totally new experience and the period surrounding birth is a really significant time. Things that happen in the lead up to having a baby, the birth itself and the weeks and months afterwards can stay with mums and dads for a long time. 373 more words