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A Lovely Way to Enter the World

A Lovely Way to Enter the World

Excerpted from “A Lovely Way to Enter the World,” Midwifery Today, Issue 54

My favorite waterbirth took place 13 years ago, a time when not many people considered this choice, nor had the birthing family and I planned it for this birth, at least not consciously. 769 more words


Eden Adara

Today, marks exactly a week, of the birth of our second daughter. The sign of amniotic fluid leaked the night before means my wish (a deliberate prolong waiting) for natural birth had came true… No prior intervention, no water drip, no anesthetic gas and air, no pain relief… Just me, and my bold hands gripping onto the rail bed, and at another time holding on to my love. 544 more words

Thoughtful Women

Birth Apologetics: Waterbirth

Note: This post is part of a series called “Birth Apologetics”. “Apologetics” comes from the Greek and means “to speak in defense”. (Often used in relation to defense of a particular idea or viewpoint, such as “Christian Apologetics”.) In these posts, I will be taking blog posts and articles that are critical of home birth and natural birth and doing a critical analysis on the data and arguments. 1,397 more words

All on her own...

The title sounds somewhat sad, I admit, but the story is far, far from that. Almost six months ago I gave birth to my second child. 865 more words


Saturday 4th

Today I went to a study day on water birth which was run by Diane Garland. None of my cohort wanted to go (they missed out!) so I was a bit billy no mates but met some of the year 3’s from my uni which was nice. 987 more words

My Natural Birth Plan

I would just like to add this before I start: I know that many couples do not choose to have natural birth and I completely respect that and I will never judge.  495 more words

My Pregnancy Journey

The Birth Story of Charlie Benjamin

Hospital Waterbirth

We went to bed on Wednesday night happy as my partner had come home a day early after working away. We were discussing how we thought the baby was never going to come, and resigned to being overdue. 761 more words

Birth Story