Birth Before Arrival of Jessie Baby Number 10

Birth Before Arrival

Birth story of Jessie ?Baby no1001/04/20207.27pm7lb 4ozBBA, HBAC, Grand Multip I’ve had 3 previous homebirths with babies 3, 4 and 9 so there was no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t give birth at home this time either. (Baby number 9 Joey’s birth story can be read HERE). I’d declined consultant care again, as …

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Suzanna’s Unassisted Homebirth During Covid

Glorious Freebirth

Suzanna is a member of the Home Birth Support Group and our freebirth and preparing for birth without a midwife group. This is her freebirth story in her words and pictures. “Marley James, My 3rd baby, born at home in water birth pool, 40 + 6, 6th July, 2.18am Freebirth Previous labour’s….So after a very …

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Positive Induction (side helping of Disability Discrimination)

Disability Discrimination

Isla Erin Gordon 02/07/20 5lb 15oz Second baby Second elective induction. Warning : massive story!!!! Grab a cuppa and some cake! A positive? induction story! Although not great ante natal care via consultant led care. I am physically disabled with a condition called Perthes Disease, which is where my left hip bone didn’t form properly …

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The Monster in the Dark

Monster

I have been sat on this blog post for over a year, I had forgotten I had written it and just stumbled across it and realised it is still relevant. These are just my musings, forgive me if its a bit rambling, I was just going to post my poem but the words poured out …

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Corona, Coercion, Pregnancy and Birth – Part 2

Copy of Copy of HBGUK template

Our members are very supported in group to make their own choices, with our Home Birth Transfer Is NOT A Failure ethos, all our births are celebrated.

Sadly, this support for informed choice is not, in the main supported by their care providers, as their following words show.

Corona, Coercion, Pregnancy and Birth Part 1

Iatrogenic Harm

These snapshot figures from a quick poll in my Home Birth Support Group, should make over arching maternity services hang their heads in shame.

Since coronavirus impacted, I am spending upwards of 60 hours a week in groups, supporting women, against a backdrop of increasing coercion.