Birth Story – The Other View – Part 2

Birth Story – The Other View – Part 2

If you want to read part one of the birth story - The other View, you can here. Once C was relatively pain free, she managed to get a few hours sleep. I took this opportunity to go and get some food. I wasn't feeling too hungry, but I knew C was going to need me in the next few hours so I thought it best to get some energy. Midwives came and went as shifts changed and lunch breaks were taken. Each midwife came with different questions, "how had we found our…continue reading →
Birth Story – Induction Part 2

Birth Story – Induction Part 2

If you haven't read Part 1 of my Birth Story you can read it here. The epidural was amazing! My pain stopped instantly and the midwife was able to put the hormone drip up high to really get my labour going. Even though I swore to myself that I wouldn't have an epidural, it was the best decision of the whole pregnancy and I wish l had done it sooner. I managed to get some sleep and due to fatigue and the shot of pethadine I pretty much had to rely on K…continue reading →
Birth Story – The Other View – Part 1

Birth Story – The Other View – Part 1

If you want to read C's point of view of the Birth Story, you can read Part 1 here. We'd finally been booked in for an induction and yet I was so worried they were going to change their minds as we'd been messed about so much. I spent 40 mins in reception worrying that they were going to tell us they had no room and send us home. Luckily it was meant to be and they had just been sorting a large private room. As we walked into the room, I had…continue reading →
Birth Story – Induction Part 1

Birth Story – Induction Part 1

We arrived at the hospital for my induction at 2pm on Sunday 29th July. We were both extremely anxious about whether it would actually happen as we had been sent away so many times before and it didn't help that we were waiting in reception for 45 minutes before we met our initial midwife. However, we were soon being led to our private labouring room, pleasantly surprised that we didn't have to begin our induction on a ward. I was given the pessary at around 3:30pm and within an hour my contractions were…continue reading →