What To Expect When you have a Caesarean Section

April is Caesarean Section awareness month. I am no expert when it comes to Caesarean’s, however as both my children were born that way so I am going to share my knowledge. Pregnancy is a wonderful time for most women. The excitement of becoming a parent, a wonderful bundle of joy. I felt all of this when I was pregnant. I hadn’t really thought about labour, I knew it was going to happen so I didn’t dwell on it. As far as I was concerned I was going to accept any of the pain relief I was offered. When labour started I was a little bit excited. Most women ideally want a natural birth, however there are many reasons why people have a caesarean section. Not just because they are to posh to push! Emergency Caesarean Section There are many reasons beyond the woman’s control that means you end up having an… View Post

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Joshua’s Birth Story

Having finally announced the arrival of Joshua on the blog the other day I thought I would share with you Joshua’s birth story. Joshua was born on the 7th October 2015 at 9.21am, he came into the world earlier than anticipated. My due date was the 19th October by my dates and the 11th October based on the first scan. Joshua weighed 8lb 3oz and is perfect, I do wonder if I had gone full term how heavy he would have been. My pregnancy wasn’t the easiest compared to when I was pregnant with E, I put it down to being four years older and also having to look after E. I had low blood pressure throughout and very low iron levels, so I had the delight of taking an iron supplement which was supposed to help with the constant tiredness. It helped a little but not as much as I hoped. At… View Post

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Labour and the whole giving birth story

Having a relaxing evening and it suddenly dawned on me that three years ago today I was in Labour, well it was actually the early hours of Monday morning that I first felt the onset of labour take place. I recall waking my husband asking for a hot water bottle, I was a little bit excited about the prospect of meeting our baby soon, however it turned out not to be as soon as I had anticipated. I was unlucky enough to experience a 4 day slow labour, which was exhausting and painful. After two full days they admitted me to hospital and gave me some Diamorphine to help with the pain so I could get some rest. There was still no sign of the baby so they sent me home. The contractions continued and were getting more frequent but alas nothing was happening. I went into hospital again on the… View Post

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