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 Home Birth Turned Premature Birth

Kangaroo Care

The decision to move from home birth to positive induction at Peterborough City Hospital meant that Sophie and her partner were able to share a magical waterbirth together.

The Beautiful Hospital Birth Of Sophie Wallace

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The decision to move from home birth to positive induction at Peterborough City Hospital meant that Sophie and her partner were able to share a magical waterbirth together.

Coercion And Reasons Not To Home Birth

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This was supposed to be a light hearted look at the reasons women are given not to homebirth – instead it paints a very sad, emotive, coercive picture in the words of the women these things were said to.

Home Birth Transfer Is NOT A Failure

Transfer In NOT Failure

If you need intervention at home, that necessitates transfer, you can be sure you would have needed that intervention if you had been in hospital for the whole birth.

VBAC Home Birth Turned Positive Induction Hospital Birth

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These birth stories are so important to share. Induction is not always positive and that is because it comes from a lack of informed consent. Cara* had the support of our Home Birth Support Group UK and her doula and knew and understood the induction process and her rights to informed choice and to wait. She also had the full support of her husband which is vital.Stories of empowered women and families, who have remained in control of their own births and made their own decisions carry such weight. This is the story of Cara’s* birth, not a medical procedure.