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Midwife respected my wish to have a 'post term' homebirth

I was 41 weeks pregnant but there were no signs of labour starting on its own. I had two membrane sweeps, but I declined recommendations for medical induction as I wanted a natural birth. 1,159 more words

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My labour did not follow a chart

I had been having intense Braxton Hicks or training contractions for the past few days. On the day around 7.30am I felt contractions and when they were consistent I knew they weren’t Braxton Hicks, but the real ones. 637 more words

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The pregnant midwife: A personal reflection on having a baby as a midwife

I have always had a passion for matters around pregnancy, birth and babies. For years I have enjoyed being a midwife, clinically in research and in teaching. 3,123 more words

Lara's Amazing Hypnobirth

How many women tell you that they had an amazing birth? We’re overwhelmed with horror stories the moment you announce your pregnancy to the world, and it’s no wonder women are turning to birthing methods that help minimise the pain of labour. 2,025 more words


The Birth of Little B

Intentions & Acknowledgements

I am really appreciative of Carol & Shar @midwiferycare_nyc, Megan @brooklyndoula, and @borissuchkov for being so supportive during the prenatal, birth and postpartum period. 1,448 more words

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The Day I Became a Mother

Every year on my birthday, my mom calls to tell me the story of my birth. It started when I was a little kid, sort of turned into a joke as I got older, and is just part of my birthday tradition now. 1,536 more words

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Baby was fine so I did not see a reason for induction

I just want to tell you it is possible to have a positive birth. I was pregnant with my second child and so nervous and scared of labour. 795 more words

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