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Our post-birth story: 24 hours in hospital and a long wait to go home

THERE’S no feeling that can compare to the first 24 hours after giving birth. Exhaustion, excitement, sheer terror of being responsible for a tiny little helpless person – you go through it all. I felt complete disbelief as I looked down at baby … and a bit guilty that his chubby cheeks were the result Read More

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Baby boy’s birth story: Non-induction, natural labour and another speedy arrival

AFTER being convinced our little one would come early and even be a May baby, I was a bit disappointed to wake up on our due date knowing time had run out to go into labour naturally. Because of my gestational diabetes I was booked in to be induced at 40 weeks, but had really hoped Read More

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Hypnobirthing: When the thought of childbirth sends you to sleep

IS it possible to be so calm about the prospect of giving birth that you can drift off to sleep? Apparently so – or for the ever-chilled out Stew at least. With bubba number two due in just a few weeks, we decided to shun traditional antenatal classes (let’s face it, I couldn’t really fit them in around work anyway) Read More