Birth Stories

  • I woke suddenly on Monday morning at 2am after a vivid dream. I went to pee and noticed mucous with dark red blood. I couldn't sleep, but went back to bed and rested for a while. I felt fine, but during the course of the morning had more blood and mucous. I called my midwife; she let me know that my[...]
  • I was already several days overdue and feeling very fed up with being pregnant, but I was determined not to have a baby on Valentine's Day. Imagine never being able to get a restaurant booking on your birthday because they are all full of schmoozy couples! I started to get strong contractions on[...]
  •   Well I had best document this while it is still reasonably clear in my mind. Theo is now 1 week and 1 hour old. I know in a few more days I won't remember much at all. We all went to bed early Saturday night because I just knew it was time. My waters broke at 3 am. I woke Doug up[...]
  • I didn't always want children. During my younger years, despite my curiosity about what it might be like to be pregnant, the whole concept seemed rather alien to me. To have a living being grow inside my body, be birthed in a mess of liquids and blood, to then become my ultimate responsibility, wa[...]
  • I am writing to share our wonderful news that baby Ferguson was born on Tuesday 27th January 2015 at 15:17 weighing 8lb15oz and 52cm long! He is an absolute joy and we are just so in love with him.   I am happy to share my labour story, it is the most challenging but most rewarding [...]
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