Miss Jyve’s birth story (4) – The Water Birth

Advanced labourI've now developed severe cramps in my left glutes stretching all the way to my knee due to being forced to 'lay still' on the bed while the strap-on monitor tries to get a steady reading from the baby. Which is absolutely RIDICULOUS considering we (Baby & I ) were both in active, advanced … Continue reading Miss Jyve’s birth story (4) – The Water Birth

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Miss Jyve’s birth story (3) – The ‘Real’ Labour

40 weeks + 4, Thursday 2 am:I am awoken by a huge contraction and roll off the couch (we'd both fallen asleep) wordlessly for fear of waking the husband and alarming him before it's Really necessary. I try to get back on but the force of the contraction overwhelms me and I decide to stay … Continue reading Miss Jyve’s birth story (3) – The ‘Real’ Labour

Miss Jyve’s birth story (2): Pre-Labour & Hypnobirthing

40 weeks + 3, WednesdayContractions still going, received a message from my doula (E) first thing AM: E: How are you feeling today, are the contractions increasing in frequency/intensity? L: Yea... erm... maybe...? I'm not sure... At this point I may be making it all up in my head. She decides to come by to check … Continue reading Miss Jyve’s birth story (2): Pre-Labour & Hypnobirthing

Miss Jyve’s birth story (1) – The Sweep of Non-Consent

I've wanted to write this post for months now, but each time I've picked the laptop up, Miss Jyve stirs; and I am now typing this out while breastfeeding her on the other arm - talk about Multi-tasking Mom Power! So 40 weeks came and went, and we were still waiting on Miss Jyve's arrival. I knew that it … Continue reading Miss Jyve’s birth story (1) – The Sweep of Non-Consent