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My Home Birth

Something is happening! I love reading birth stories, and especially those of home births. So thought I would share the story of how Sienna arrived earthside! My surges started at 2am on Sunday. I had had a brilliant evening beforehand when my cousin came by for dinner – our first post-lockdown get-together. We ended up …

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5 ways to minimise tearing in childbirth

5 ways to minimise tearing during childbirth

One of the most common concerns for women is the thought of tearing during childbirth. In fact, a quick google search using the keywords “how to reduce the risk of tearing during birth” shows about 380,000 results in 0.47 seconds! It was probably the only thing that I was anxious about before my labour. Because …

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6 ways to make your Labour Ward feel more comfortable

This post explores 6 ways to make a Labour Ward hospital room feel more comfortable when you give birth. As an Independent Midwife and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, I’ve learnt that there are some things you can do to reduce stress during labour. And things are getting stressful in the land of maternity care and specifically labour care. …

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