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My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

It was approximately an hour after birth, I was having the magical moments with our new baby daughter and I was starting to feel a bit faint, I wasn't quite with it and I could feel my brain slowing down, almost like I couldn't talk properly and people were there but not there, if that makes sense. I could also feel gushes of blood coming out, which I assumed to be normal at this point, as I know it's normal to loose blood. Jane came back into the delivery suite and explained that she had checked the placenta and there was a little piece missing!VIEW the POST

My Birthing Story – Isla Rae Constant

My Birthing Story – Isla Rae Constant

Our appointment was 8am but until we got there we didn't know that they do not induce you until at least 24 hours after your waters break, just in case you do go into labour naturally. I am sure there are other reasons for this, but I am not 100% what they are! Hinchingbrooke have a policy now where if your waters break you are left no longer than 24 hours before they induce you, due to risk of infection, I was told this has very recently changed from 48 hours. My midwife said that it was new to them seeing someone like me in hospital as usually mums go into labour naturally. So there we were, ready to be induced, little did we know that we would have a long wait on our hands that morning. The first thing our midwife, Sharon, wanted to do was to check the baby's ...

Introducing baby Isla Rae Constant

Well it’s been a while now since my last post, but a lot has happened and I want to write about my experiences over the past 5 days, but it’s too much for one post… So let me start by introducing you all to my beautiful baby daughter and the rest will follow. Isla Rae was born on Thursday 10th May 2012, weighing a dinky 5lb 12oz. I still can’t believe how tiny she is and how much smaller than Noah was. It’s also amazing how much she looks like Noah did as a baby but without all the hair. She has mummy genes!

First time around: What did I expect?

First time around: What did I expect?

"The birth of my first child did not go to plan, to say the least! However, I’m now pregnant with my second (due in 7 weeks’ time) and it has given me a good idea of what to expect this time round. Right from the word go you are advised to think about your plan; your antenatal classes try to prepare you for what you are going to go through, but barely anyone I know had a birth plan that was followed." Read more: http://www.talkmum.com/2012/03/first-time-mothers-how-can-you-know-what-to-expect/