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Unplanned and unassisted ~ You won't believe my home birth story

It’s 6.30am on December 11th and I’m now 40 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I wake up with what feels like contractions that are stronger than the pre-labour pains and Braxton Hicks contractions I’ve been feeling over the past few weeks. 1,668 more words

Motherhood & Baby

November | 2017

TLDR; Birth experience was the worst, I think I’ve got PTSD from it, I have the best husband, nothing could have ever prepared me for the level of pain and exhaustion I experienced with birth and looking after a newborn, my mother-in-law is our saviour, my mother is destroying my mental health, and my friends who don’t have kids (and it’s probably not their fault because they’re unaware) are really annoying because they keep trying to give advice when I don’t want advice, I just want to have a little whinge about how tired I am. 4,834 more words

2017

MY BIRTHING EXPERIENCE

Good afternoon.
So, I was extremely surprised when my little girl decided to make her appearance on 9.11.2017 at 5:54am; 4 days before my due date. 1,149 more words

Pregnancy

My V-Bac Experience

Let me start by saying that I did not choose to have a V-bac to be “more of a woman”, or to fulfil some right of passage that is bestowed upon all women, because to be honest, in my opinion, that is a load of rubbish. 1,269 more words

Parenting

Getting Ready for Gentle Birth

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

Giving birth can be considered as one of the most unforgettable experiences in a woman’s life, a moment where a mother needs calmness, peace and where her needs and preferences will be heard and listened to.  

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Maternity

Water Birth

It has been exactly a month since our breathtaking and unforgettable water birth experience and I can say that it really expresses and epitomizes what motherhood is. 1,512 more words

Maternity

Grieving the birth experience I didn't get to have

I thought I’d come to terms with the birth and subsequent breastfeeding woes that I experienced. I thought although I needed to grieve the disappointments that I was ok. 947 more words

Depression