Welcome to the latest instalment in my Birth Stories feature. Today Charlie from RealGirlRamblings tells the tale of her assisted birth.  WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THE REALITY OF AN ASSISTED BIRTH? On our way to a baby massage class one spring morning with our napping babies snuggled in the… View Post

Welcome to the latest instalment in my Birth Stories feature. Today we have the the story of Cohen’s unplanned home birth, shared by mum Jade from Everyday Young Mum. Hi my name Jade and I’m the mum to a gorgeous 4 month old little boy we called Cohen. I am… View Post

When I was pregnant with Eliza, I worried a lot about a recurrence of postnatal depression. I really wanted to do everything I could to avoid it this time round, and after a lot of research I came across placental encapsulation.  In short, this uses the placenta as a form… View Post

There comes a point, usually around the second trimester, when pregnant women start to think more about the experience of labour and birth. From programmes like ‘One Born Every Minute’ and horror stories that other people have passed on to them, many women begin to feel nervous about childbirth and… View Post

I read a post the other day from a lady who had wanted a hands off, non medicalised, hands off birth with her twins. She had a meeting with the supervisor of midwives prior to the labour, made sure everything was written down and reiterated everything again when she arrived at… View Post

During the course of my 4 pregnancies, I have seen a lot of the local maternity services – from the midwife led unit to the high dependency wards and neonatal unit. I have been scanned, monitored and given medication and surgery by  midwives, health care assistants, surgeons and anaesthetists.  I… View Post

Welcome to the latest instalment in my Birth Stories feature. Today we have the birth of Roo, shared from his Dad’s perspective. Thanks to Alex from Random Geeky Dad for sharing this story When I discovered that Kate ran a feature based around childbirth stories, I though “well I’m a bloke but… View Post

I’m tired. I’m tired of this pregnancy being so difficult. It’s been another awful week, and I spent the whole weekend in a hospital bed.  On Friday I had a lovely day at The Baby Show in Birmingham, but maybe I overdid it. Maybe I shouldn’t have gone. By the… View Post