Month: February 2014

“I managed to sleep in between surges right up to the last hour, which was quite astonishing!”

By Kat | February 28, 2014

We have also had our baby! Our little boy Jacobi arrived on Thursday 20 February at 11.59am, weighing 7lbs 11oz. My membranes ruptured on the Tuesday at 11pm and surges started at 3am Wed morning.…

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“I actually cant say it was painful, it was powerful and I would do it again, just maybe not quite yet :)”

By Kat | February 28, 2014

Chris and I had a baby boy on Tuesday 18th Feb (he’s just over 1 week old now) 7lbs 15oz. We cant quite believe he’s ours! From start to finish my labour was 13 hours…

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By Kat | February 28, 2014

Remember my recent blog post about induction? Meet Arthur who Anna and Pete waited soooo patiently for. “Pushing back on induction was – for us – one of the best decisions ever and so empowering.…

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By Kat | February 26, 2014

“Our beautiful baby girl arrived at 08:08 on Sunday morning, after an 8 hour labour, weighing 8lbs … 8 has to be her lucky number !” Huge congratulations to Lisa and Ryan!

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By Kat | February 26, 2014

Welcome to the world Romy!!! A beautiful daughter for Alex and Dom… “We are besotted! I can’t believe we made her – it is just extraordinary! The labour was tough but hypnobirthing allowed us to…

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Interesting thoughts on “sweeps”

By Kat | February 25, 2014

Some thoughts on ‘sweeps’ from a meeting of one of the Positive Birth Movement London groups: “At last night’s positive birth group, a midwife explained to us the pointlessness of doing sweeps – the intervention…

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“It was undoubtedly the MOST AMAZING MOMENT OF MY LIFE”

By Kat | February 24, 2014

I’d been having strong ‘Braxton Hicks’ for 2 weeks, and despite our midwife telling us labour probably wouldn’t start for another few weeks as this was our first baby, I knew he was on the…

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By Kat | February 18, 2014

Huge congratulations to Danielle and John! “Olivia Astrid Ward arrived on Tues 18th Feb and she is absolutely wonderful.  We’re having a great time with her. She’s calm, happy and feeding and sleeping well so…

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By Kat | February 17, 2014

Welcome to the world Ace! Big congrats and hugs to Rai and Michael on the birth of their daughter.

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“it was the most useful bloody thing I have ever learnt in my life!”

By Kat | February 14, 2014

I had decided I was going to have the best possible pregnancy, I did not care if I got fat, I was pregnant. I did not care if I felt sick, I was pregnant.  I…

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Waiting patiently…

By Kat | February 11, 2014

I spend a lot of my working life supporting couples through pregnancy and birth and am well aware of the anxiety caused by the prospect of induction. I’m not surprised, the parents-to-be coming to me…

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By Kat | February 1, 2014

Just to let you know Tristan and I welcomed our new baby girl Isla into the world yesterday evening. I feel so blessed… A little sister for George and the VBAC plan couldn’t have gone…

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