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9th October 2015: I thought it was about time I updated this section. Especially as this blog seems to have turned more into a birthing blog than anything else. Initially I set this up to talk about my birth, the risks associated with HBAC and living with a child with Aspergers.
I’m a 36 year old mum of two wonderful little boys, as I write this my eldest is now 5 and my youngest almost 7 months.
Both of my boys are miracles in their own right. My first was born by emergency section. He decided to get himself wedged sideways against my pelvis, vontouse and forceps both failed to move him and an emergency section was performed. He was born with no heartbeat and resuscitated. I’m thankful to have him with me every day.
My second was also born by emergency section, I was attempting a VBAC when I ruptured. Thankfully I was VBACing in a great hospital and despite having a catastrophic rupture (complete rupture with placental abruption) my son was born alive and is doing great!
I sympathise with any woman who has experienced a traumatic birth, both are mine were traumatic and wonderful all in one. Traumatic because I thought I would lose my boys and wonderful because the hospital did an amazing job at saving them both. I won’t lie and say I don’t get upset from time to time, but I can honestly say that I trust the medical profession 100%.
You will notice that I write a lot about HBAC, Some people believe that I am a negative influence on the Natural Birth community. I am not. I just want to inform women and give them the freedom to choose how they birth based on facts and evidence.
Medicine has come a long way over the last 100 years and we are very lucky to be living in a time where we have the technology to save babies who, otherwise would have been lost. HBAC carries with it so many additional risks. Should a woman rupture at home the likelihood is that her child will either suffer permanent brain damage or won’t survive. After my rupture I realised how important it was that women VBAC in a safe environment with the correct equipment on hand if need be. I know 100% that had I birthed my second son at home, neither he or I would be here today to tell the tale. I can not imagine the pain and suffering a woman must feel at the loss of a child. I will endeavour to do everything I can to inform women and prevent unnecessary deaths.
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