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My Rupture Baby is 1!!

It’s hard to believe that a year ago today I was being whisked into theatre for a crash section. My partner was left in the delivery room not knowing if he was going to lose one or both of us. I look at my boy, toddling around the room and I feel blessed. Blessed to…

Home Births and Hospital Privileges

A guest blog post for you today by Anj Fabian, highlighting the importance of correct maternity care. Thank you Anj for letting me share this: Here is my simple, three step guide to having a responsible home birth: 1) Get standard prenatal care throughout your pregnancy. Do not improvise, do not opt out of anything.…

DS2 Full Birth Story

I’ve written in brief about my birth story and often use my story to raise awareness of how important it is to birth in a hospital environment if you have had a previous c-section. I figured it was about time I wrote it down before it dissipates into the ether of my mummy brain. When…

ICAN – Shielding women from the truth since the 80’s

ICAN – The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary caesareans through education, providing support for caesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC). You all know I am very much pro VBAC, I fully support a womans right to a vaginal birth after caesarean.…

Annas Uterine Rupture Story

Annas story broke my heart when I read it. Hers and many other womens stories are also on Naval Gazing Midwifes blog. If you would like to read her blog you can do so at this link: http://navelgazingmidwife.squarespace.com/navelgazing-midwife-blog/2014/4/7/annas-uterine-rupture-story.html It is so important to spread awareness of the true dangers of HBAC. Home Birth after a Caesarean…

Introduction to my life :)

I opened this account several years ago with every intention of blogging about life as a new mum. Now here I sit 4 years on with my second child in my arms writing my first post. A little about me: I’m an ordinary person, from an ordinary background, leading a relatively ordinary life 🙂 I’m…