Tag Archives: childbirth

A Video Blog – My Second Birth Story

I am really enjoying making videos for my YouTube channel and although I am still a very, very tiny fish in the ocean YouTube, I still feel quite warm and fussy that my channel is getting views. I have a few videos over there that I haven’t yet shared here, like my Facts & Favourites vlog where I let you …

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My Birthing Partner

I was very nervous about hubby being my only birthing partner with P2. I was convinced I’d need my mum there like I did with P1 because her biological father was pretty useless but hubby proved himself. He stepped up and was amazing. This time round I felt confident that hubby was all I needed and I wasn’t wrong. If …

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“I’d forgotten how painful after-birth pains were”

I’d forgotten how painful after-birth pains were. I’ve been topped up on painkillers since the moment P3 was born. Every midwife or nurse that I spoke to at the hospital had said something along the lines of “oh yes especially with your third” when I told them how I was feeling. Great!!! The pains feel like extremely bad period pains, …

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Welcome to the world Princess 3

I went to bed last night experiencing Braxton Hicks. I’d decided to sleep it off like I have done every evening for about a week now. The pains and tightenings were quite painful but nothing unbearable so I managed to sleep from 9:30pm to 2:45am. I woke suddenly feeling a slight trickle and wetness. I ran for the loo as …

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

My hospital bag’s been packed for a while now but a dream I had the other night left me trying to remember whether I’d packed a hat or a blanket for baby, or what I’d actually packed. So the bag was brought inside again so that I could sort, repack and take the opportunity to photograph the bits to create a post …

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My Husband’s Take On Childbirth

This evening I laughed so much it hurt I laughed until I cried. I laughed so much I couldn’t breathe. It was my hubby’s fault. We were having one of our many discussions about labour and this time reminiscing on P2s birth. For me, it all went by in a bit of a blur but for hubby it’s clearly imprinted …

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Epidural – I May Have Offended – Sorry

I think this post will upset quite a few people but the topic has come up a lot recently, what with One Born Every Minute be on the telly again. I don’t mean to upset anyone, these are my own opinions! Epidurals. (When asked for, not in emergency cases like caesareans) I’ve always been quite open to the idea of …

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Caesarean Awareness Month

It’s Caesarean awareness month according to the NHS Twitter account. I’m going to hold my hands right up in the air and say that I’ve always thought of planned c-sections as the easy way out – too posh to push. And emergency sections being a good thing because you don’t get the pain of pushing a baby out of your …

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