Reflecting on Our Home Birth Experiences – Ten Years On

It’s hard to believe that ten years ago I’d reached the mammoth milestone of being 37 weeks pregnant with my first child. It meant that I could have a homebirth, and it felt like such a relief.

Ten years ago homebirths weren’t very common. And they were even less common with first pregnancies. Because of this, we didn’t really tell anyone about our plans, keeping it to ourselves whilst organising it with our local community midwives – who were incredibly supportive from the start.

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Home Births and HypnoBirthing

Newborn Athena - Homebirth

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 Dave 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.

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Reflections on our Home Birth Experiences

Second Homebirth But So Different to the First!

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.

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Second Homebirth But So Different to the First!

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 to a new arrival the following morning.

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Having our first child in a planned Home Birth

Newborn Athena - Homebirth

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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.

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