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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 ...

The calm before the storm…

It was Saturday, my due date (5th May 2012) and I was feeling very poorly, I’d had braxton hicks all day and it got to about 10pm and I started feeling sick, I had a fever, diarrhoea and the braxton hicks felt a lot worse. I managed to get myself to sleep, only to be woken up in the middle of the night with mild contraction feelings: they passed after an hour and I went to sleep again. I woke up Sunday to have absolutely nothing! Bank holiday Monday, we tried 2 of the things that you are advised to do, to spur on labour but they didn’t work… Still no baby! Tuesday I had braxton hicks all day and evening, but by this time I wasn’t thinking anything of them because I just thought that this baby is never going to come out… Wednesday I had again a lot…

39 week midwife check

39 week midwife check

It was the first appointment this pregnancy that Daddy was able to make, due to times of appointments and Daddy's new job (since Noah) it's made it hard for him to be involved. But it was nice to have him there, it almost made me feel calmer and more relaxed. Not that he does anything apart from be there, but it was nice seeing his beaming smiles as the midwife said things. Everything is great and on target, measurements are fine, heartbeat was fine and position of lil monkey hasn't changed- still head down, back and bum to right, limbs to the left. Which is where I get most movement, as you can see from photo. She still thinks heartbeat sounds like the sex she guessed 2 weeks ago and time before that. No change there and Daddy's face lit up the room when she said that. Baby's head is ...

Blood tests and birthing chat

Blood tests and birthing chat

As I mentioned on Monday, the midwife booked me in for more of my favourite things today: blood tests. Apparently the lab wouldn't take my last lot of blood because the name on the label did not have an S in my surname, so I had to have more done today. I hate blood tests as you have probably grown to know by now, but it was an opportunity to see the midwife and have the appointment that I felt I'd missed out on Monday because I was so busy keeping an eye on Noah I didn't concentrate on what the midwife was saying nor what was going on with número 2. Sorry bump! Turns out that the lovely midwife is friends with my friend Oriole, and by way of taking my mind off of having bloods taken, she mentioned that she knew Oriole (I'm guessing they'd spoken about me ...

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The appointment went well, considering! I went in with the mood of not to be messed with, came out feeling like I hadn’t been messed about – so that’s a bonus! I firstly spoke to the midwife about my sickness bug, the cramps and tightenings I’d had all weekend. She told me the tightenings were fine and there are lots of bugs about so not to worry. Which is good, she said as long as I managed to keep liquid down, it’s fine. My wee sample came up perfect, if I was still poorly from the weekend it would’ve flagged up, surely? I then proceeded to discuss my absolute disappointment in the lack of support from the physio and the midwives when calling them up about it. She told me she is going to personally write to the physio, explaining I’ve been trying to arrange an appointment and hopefully they…