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Our birth story – third time’s a charm

Of all our pregnancies, we’d never felt so prepared. This was to be our third (and final) baby, three and a half years since our last, and we’d been ready and waiting for weeks. You see, Teddy (our first) had surprised us by arriving a month early, on the first day of my wife Rosie’s maternity leave. It was a…

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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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Ask the Expert: Hypnobirthing…the birth technique everyone’s talking about

Exclusive interview with hypnobirthing guru Miriam Greaves When I first heard about hypnobirthing, I was sceptical, to say the least. With only a passing knowledge of the subject, at first glance it appeared to be a bit ‘wishy-washy’, somewhat ‘hippyish’ and, dare I say it, kind of unbelievable. After hearing countless horror stories from new parent friends and watching more…

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Our Birth Story – the day our lives changed forever

It was Thursday 25 August, eight months into our first pregnancy and everything was going perfectly to plan. We’d been in hospital the day before for our 36 week midwife appointment and all was well with the world. The baby was engaged and in the right position. We’d filled out our birth preferences in our maternity notes. And we’d even…

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