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Our home birth story – plastic sheets, birthing pools and no paracetamol

When we told our friends and family that we planned to have a home birth for our second baby, a lot of them thought we were mad. But being such a home body and having had a painful third-degree tear during her first labour in hospital (and subsequently finding out that mums are statistically less likely to tear if they…

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Baby news…it’s another boy!

I can’t quite believe it (I was convinced we were having a girl!) but at 1:53am on a stormy Wednesday morning – missing my birthday by less than two hours – our second little boy arrived into this world, delivered by our local home birth midwife on our playroom sofa. Weighing in at a whopping nine pounds nine ounces, with…

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