Stories

Miri’s birth

Miri’s birth story starts way before the actual birth.  She was our fourth and last pregnancy (our first ended in an early miscarriage), and her two big brothers had led the way with 2 very different births.  In February 2009…

Sara’s birth

I was due on 13th September (1987), however, I was getting some contractions every night a few days before 9th (the actual birth). Each night my contractions would disappear around midnight. On the 8th I got my usual “false contractions”,…

Alexander’s Birth

My midwife told me third babies are usually unpredictable. Boy was she right! Our wee boy was due in early January but I expected him at Christmas (my second baby having come almost 3 weeks early). Christmas came and went,…

Matthew’s Birth Story

Matthew’s Birth Story

Our son was born at 1:50pm, just an hour and a half after labour had started at home. After just a whisper of a touch, he was quickly taken to a table to be checked. I felt he would be fine, in fact it never occurred to me he might not be. It took several minutes for them to stabilise his breathing and then he was put in an incubator and taken to NICU.

Heidi’s Birth Story

Heidi’s Birth Story

When I thought of giving birth, I imagined being at home. Homebirth. I was healthy and as my pregnancy progressed normally I knew that a homebirth could be a reality for me. But this reality blew out from under me when our neighbour texted me on February 22 last year, “Massive boulders into your house, it’s in a bad way. Don’t come home”. Homebirth meant a home plus birth. We no longer had a home.