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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 ...

Catching up on One Born Every Minute

Ive been catching up with One Born Every Minute and just watched the episode where Myleen Klass opens the birthing pool unit at the Leeds hospital, I am lucky to live near a hospital that also has birthing pools in a midwife led unit. With Noah I really wanted to use a birthing pool, a bath was so relaxing to me and I still have one every single night with this pregnancy too; but when I started having contractions with Noah and they told me to get in the bath it felt really wrong and uncomfortable. I can only guess that it was because of the position that I sat in when I got into the bath, it felt un-natural and uncomfortable. As soon as I sat down, I said to hubby “I want to get out, get me out” and I was out of the bath in what felt…