Category Archives: Giving Birth

From home birth to emergency C-section. My birth story and your choices.

Choosing between home, a midwife led unit or hospital delivery suite…
Giving birth – for most women, it’s the most physically challenging thing you will do. You have spent months nurturing a small person inside you, growing them from the combination of two single cells into a baby. Already this is amazing. Now, you’ve got to get them out. Barring any medical complications, you will have a choice of where to give birth. I started at home, transferred to the midwife led centre and ended up on the medical ward.

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Nipple shields to the rescue! My breastfeeding experience.

When I was pregnant I was pretty ambivalent about breastfeeding. I knew it was probably ‘best’, but I wasn’t sure if it would be for me. I think in a strange way I didn’t believe it would really work! These boobs?? Producing milk?? All a bit too weird. I’m hardly the earth mother type, and my IVF pregnancy was probably the most medicalised event of my life!

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