I was nervously waiting for the midwife to come and check the status of my cervix following on from the start of the contractions that afternoon. I felt a mixture of emotion, praying that it was ready but then panic set in as it would be time and I wasn’t ready! So at 21:30 …. The result was ….. IT’S READY!!!
Continue reading “‘It’s Showtime’ and the aftermath – My Labour Story – PART TWO”
With 2 weeks to go before Liberty is due to arrive, I have finally packed my hospital bag! (This meaning I have put things in the bag as I had already prepared it weeks ago #superorganised😊). I had read so many different sites, blogs and forums about what to pack and decided I would use a mixture of Baby Centre’s, Milli’s (from the Positive Birth Book) and the one I was provided from the Hospital.
Continue reading “The scariest packing that I have ever done – What to pack in your hospital bag”
So at Week 36 the countdown has officially commenced! I have finally written my birth plan (sorry meant preference) So here goes:
MY VISUAL BIRTH PLAN:
Continue reading “My Visual Birth Plan (sorry meant preference)”
With all the drama planning for the what ifs around my mental health when Liberty arrives and whether my meds would cause issues when it came to breastfeeding, I haven’t actually been asked what kind of birth I would like. Before I was pregnant I would joke saying that I was too posh to push and have my labour booked in and plan my labour around my life. I would want the baby to come ‘out of the sunroof’ if you know what I mean as no way I would want to it to come out of my V. The thought terrified me! So it was time to ask myself what kind of birth I actually wanted.
Having no clue, a colleague at work suggested a book which was the ‘NO BS’ book to pregnancy, birth and the early days which would cover everything I wanted to know and all the things I hadn’t even thought of! The book was called ‘The Positive Birth Book’ by Milli Hill.
Continue reading “How am I going to get Liberty out? Planning for Labour using The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill – PART 1”