Posts tagged birthstory
I LOVE giving birth.

I love giving birth. A weird thing for a lot of people to hear and definitely not something that I thought I would ever say.

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My beautiful birth story....

When I was having my first baby I was stuck at 6 cm and i got a fever, and this time i’m stuck at 3 or 4 cm and again 38C fever. The midwife told me this is how my body gives birth and its going to be alright. My husband helped me to go back into my Hypnobirthing flow and it worked. I let the contractions be and i did some positive thinking how my body would be open and soon I would cuddle my baby, at 9.00 I asked the midwife to check me again, still 4 cm…

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To our darling boy

One day, when you are older, I will tell you all about the day we held you for the first time, I will tell you every little detail, because your mummy and daddy believe that birth is one incredibly powerful and sacred journey, one that is not to be feared. So far, it has been the most empowering journey the three of us have been on together. I hope that one day you get to witness labour in all her glory, it is truly a life changing experience…

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I was PETRIFIED of childbirth... until I learnt of hypnobirthing

Labour is hard hard work BUT with the correct mindset, breathing techniques and relaxation, it is so manageable. When I found out I was pregnant I was convinced I’d take the epidural as soon as I could.Six months later and I did it with nothing but a bit of music, a birthing ball and some VERY encouraging midwives. I can honestly say giving birth was one of the most empowering things I have ever done.

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Ten things you should pack in your hospital bag, written by a midwife!

Snacks! Healthy, nutritious snacks to get you through labour and birth and staying on the postnatal ward for a few days. In labour most women don’t feel like eating anything heavy so have light, energy fuelling snacks. Remember, labour is the hardest work you’ll ever do, your body is working to maximum capacity to get your baby here so little bites of something sweet can help you remain energized. On the postnatal ward, you’ll be feeding every few hours, around the clock. Your body is burning calories creating milk for your little one and that midnight hunger becomes real!

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Baby skincare- Lovekins!

I advise all new mamas and papas to avoid anything with nasties on their baby's skin, why? Because our skin isn't a barrier like most people think, our skin absorbs almost everything we put into it!

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Mumma Etc. swoon worthy Babywearing

What if we could simplify things a little bit. You know that feeling when your babe was tucked away in your tummy, safe from the world, it was just you and them? What if you could recreate that harmonious and simple feeling all over again? (Don’t worry, I am not suggesting another pregnancy or somehow getting your baby back into that belly)!

Let me introduce to a brand that does just that, and more: Mumma etc. This elegant, and minimalistic brand creates the most heavenly wraps that do just that. They create a cocoon of happiness and safety for you and your little one to enjoy this oh so precious time that is flying by!

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Ten tips Thursday #1

1) Listen to yourself more than others, there is such a thing as a natural instinct, so use it, You know best. 

2) Don’t compare your postpartum body to your pre-baby body. It's not the same no matter what, you grew a human!

3) Continue to show love for your husband, he helped create the baby too. 

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I’m so sorry, I would have done anything to save you... A story of miscarriage.

We cried….and I couldn’t believe this was happening to us. I went through every thought. I felt like my body failed you, I felt like I failed my husband, it was unfair. I waited this long to have you and in just an instant, that dream was taken from me. Will I ever be able to have you? Will this happen again? I don’t know if I can bear to go through trying to conceive again, feeling guilty that we lost you. I’m so sorry, I would have done anything to save you.

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Transitioning into Motherhood and Veganism

“Veganism is not a limitation in anyway; it is an expansion of your love, your commitment to nonviolence, and your belief in justice for all.” - Gary L. Francione

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