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

my birth plan

The first time I'd ever heard about a birth plan, I was quite surprised. I'd thought that preggies just rock up to the hospital screaming bloody murder, the medical team would take care of the rest, and then deliver the baby into your waiting arms. Thinking back now, I would like to say a big HA HA … Continue reading my birth plan