Home Births and HypnoBirthing

When I had LP and Little Man I always knew I’d want home births. From the moment I heard that there was such a thing as a homebirth, before Hubby and I had even got married, let alone thought of having children, I knew it would be something I’d want to seriously consider in the future. Up until finding out about home births I had seen birth as something awful…

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Reflections on our Home Birth Experiences

I feel that I am in quite a fortunate position to have had two great home birth experiences but have also now experienced hospital after care – so in some ways I have seen both sides of the coin whilst still achieving the best possible birth experiences for us as a family. I have, however, heard countless times how ‘brave’ we were to have a homebirth, especially having a homebirth…

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Second Homebirth But So Different to the First!

Well, I always think it’s best to not have a birth plan and to just see what happens. However, we did have a plan of sorts. Baby was going to arrive any time after 14th May – When the Grandparents were back from holiday, they would have LP and we would have a homebirth, or ideally, Baby would arrive at night, LP would sleep through the homebirth and wake up…

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Having our first child in a planned Home Birth

I was going to do a post about breastfeeding but for you to understand my breastfeeding journey I would first need to tell you about LP’s birth. Whenever anyone speaks about labour and birth it usually consists of pain, indignity and quite often trauma. I had never heard of labour and birth being a positive experience. It was always a means to an end and an inevitable horrendous experience women…

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