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Archives for May, 2015

Tuesday Birth Story- Such a difference to my 1st delivery

May 26th. 2015

I went into active labour on Tuesday night at around 11pm and my little man arrived at 4.14am on Wednesday morning. To say I was nervous coming up to the birth is an understatement. On my previous labour I had a 3rd degree tear so I was pretty scared of getting that again but not scared enough to want a …read more >>

Tuesdays Birth Story- No regrets!

May 19th. 2015

I had an emergency section on my first baby after being induced due to high blood pressure at 39 weeks.  I was fully dilated, pushing for an hour and had a failed vacuum before the section and always felt I had unfinished business in that respect! Before I got pregnant with number 2 I decided to prepare myself by losing …read more >>

Tuesday Birth Story- Open minded

May 12th. 2015

At 6 days over I started to get contractions, and I was so excited!!! Although they were mild they were frequent enough …between 6-9 minutes apart. I rang the labour ward and because it was my first baby, a bad night and a bit of a journey the midwife suggested we came in sooner rather than later. I arrived in around …read more >>

Tuesday Birth Story- Don’t forget earplugs!

May 07th. 2015

My waters broke on Monday night, so I went in even though my contractions hadn’t started yet. The clock started ticking and induction was planned for 24 hours. I did my best to stay positive in spite of getting zero sleep in hospital on Monday night. (Remind the ladies to pack their earplugs! I left mine at home. ) Thank …read more >>

Tuesday Birth Story- Good recovery

May 07th. 2015

I had gone 12 days overdue and was due for induction on Monday morning – the consultant came around early to get me started and said it could take a couple of attempts to get things going, contractions had started by lunch time but moving very slowly.  I spent the evening bouncing on the birthing ball, practicing my breathing (bump …read more >>