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Four Membrane Sweeps Later | Devon Mama’s Birth Story

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Yah! I’m so excited to have the birth story series back up and running. Things got a little hectic the past few months and I just had to put it on hold. I asked you lot last week should I bring it back and I got over fifty messages, snaps, comments and tweets so that was that. Kicking off the birth story re-launch is the fabulous Hayley from Devon Mama. I think she may have given me a run for my money with quick labours. After four membrane sweeps she was minutes in the pool when her little beauty arrived… (more…)

The Perfect Induction by The Post Modern Mammy

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Something I’ve noticed on my birth story series is the lack of positive birth experiences. I’ve had three really positive experiences myself and one pretty traumatic and my unplanned homebirth is one of my most popular posts so I get it, we all like a bit of drama, it makes an interesting and exciting read. On my last pregnancy, I opted out of having an induction because I only ever heard horror stories and I was terrified, to be honest. This week The Post Modern Mammy is sharing her birth story, her induction story, the perfect induction. (more…)

Pre-Eclampsia in Late Pregnancy, My Birth Story by Karen Purdy

Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnancy, My Birth Story by Karen Purdy irish maternity hospital

This week one of my regular readers, Karen, is sharing her pre-eclampsia in late pregnancy and emergency c-section birth story. I actually sobbed when I read this first. I’ve had issues with my blood throughout all my pregnancies and while I don’t think it’s as serious as pre-eclampsia, it terrifying not knowing what to expect or what’s going to happen next! Thank you so much for sharing your story! (more…)

Water Birth Wonders by Luke Belsey

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Up sharing his experience of his¬†wife’s water birth is dad blogger, Luke Belsey. He recently started blogging to share his new adventures as a father. He’ll openly admit he lived a party lifestyle until baby Huxley came along and needless to say, things have calmed down A LOT – Although he occasionally suffers FOMO. His blog acts partly as a diary but also shows the humorous side of dealing with a first-time child. (more…)

A Rollercoaster of Emotions by Kate Boles

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Tonight one of my readers, Kate Boles, shares her birth story ‘A Rollercoaster of Emotions’, and as the title says it’s an emotional one with a very important message and something I believe that is not talked about enough. Since sending in her story I’ve chatted with Kate, she’s ten months postpartum and her surgery was a huge success, she’s finally beginning to feel herself again. (more…)

That Time I Missed Half My First Child’s Birth by Alan Herbert

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Ladies and gents grab a coffee, tonight we have Alan Herbert, from one of my favourite blogs sharing his wives birth story, well his side of her birth story, not sure how technically¬†he missed his first child’s birth (sorry Alan, I agree with your wife). Alan is a stepdad to two boys and father to a son and daughter. He was abandoned and adopted as a child and spent most of his the years finding a place to fit in. Now as a Dad he’s just trying to pee on his own. (more…)