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

it’s uncanny what life throws at you when you least expect it

I was watching a program this week featuring El Celler de Can Roca, a 3-Michelin star restaurant in Catalonia, Spain, apparently the top restaurant in the world, when I thought: it would be such a nice treat to eat at such a place for one of my birthdays... As I watched, I could only imagine what a delight … Continue reading it’s uncanny what life throws at you when you least expect it