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35 & 36 weeks: packing 'that' bag and getting prepared

So now I’m on maternity leave, things are getting scarily real. There’s actually a baby on the way pretty soon! In between daytime TV property makeover shows and ill-advisedly watching old episodes of One Born, I’ve started ‘getting organised’ as best I can – and job one was packing the hospital bag (or bags as it has turned out to be). 862 more words

Health

"Mom, Keep Some Room in your Heart for the Unimaginable."

Seven years ago, I was in the hospital in the middle of a thirty-four and a half hour labor.

When I finally saw my daughter’s face on Sunday morning, June 15th, 2008, it was nothing short of surreal. 1,151 more words

My Child

Introducing... Heather Fairley Photography

I am happy to introduce to you all a dear friend, fellow mommy, and birth photographer: Heather Fairley. She is coming on as a business partner with me to offer my doula clients beautiful photographs of their special births. 154 more words

Babies

MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK - Aftercare

‘Fetal positioning techniques can facilitate easier, faster and safer birthing thus reducing the ever increasing number of caesarean sections performed and the amount of drugs administered. 3,792 more words

Positioning Techniques

Talia's Birth Story 07/05/15

So, after five long days in and out of hospital. They decided to induce me at 3am on Thursday 7th May. They induced me because her growth was behind and decided it was better for her to come out and meet me. 701 more words

First Time Mum

Follow up to my anti HBAC post Part 1 of 4 - Pros and Cons of Home Birth in general

I can’t believe the amount of views my last post has gained. I have had a few responses in regards to HBAC from people still advocating that it is safe and low risk. 1,367 more words

VBAC

Birth and why plans are pointless.

I am currently job-hunting for that elusive job that can balance alongside childcare and still bring in a decent wage (or at least enough to cover costs at first).  520 more words