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Baby O’s Birth Story

Baby O’s Birth Story

My due date came and went. I refused one stretch and sweep at 40+2 but accepted one 5 days after my due date. I’d been having annoying painful Braxton hicks at night, and baby felt so low, I was sure my body was getting ready for the big day, and was curious to see how things were going. ‘I’ve been able to do a really good sweep there, you’re around 1-2cm dilated and very stretchy’ my midwife remarked. Although this…

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5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

These weeks are absolutely flying by, and next week I’ll officially be in my 3rd trimester! I like to think I’m a pretty laid back, go with the flow sort of person. However, when it comes to giving birth, being as prepared as possible really helps me. I know it’s impossible to plan everything in this situation, but here are 5 ways to prepare for labour and birth: Mind Hypnobirthing preparation As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’ve invested…

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Hypnobirthing on a Budget

Hypnobirthing on a Budget

I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I thought now would be the perfect time. I’m past the halfway point in my pregnancy, and D Day seems to be fast approaching, I can’t quite believe it as it only feels like two minutes since I saw those fateful two lines on the pregnancy test I took. My first labour and birth was pretty straightforward. My waters went in bed at around 4am, contractions started fairly soon…

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Positive Birth story – #PositiveBirthStoryProject

Positive Birth story – #PositiveBirthStoryProject

A postive birth story was something I’d always wanted. My first labour and delivery was around 8 hours from start to finish. It was straight forward but painful! I did not feel in control and it felt pretty intense to say the least. Fast forward 19 Months and I was pregnant again. I found the fear and apprehension of birth so much worse the 2nd time. Obviously, this time I knew what I was in for, and, to be honest,…

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