Baby Jenson
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What I’ve learned about emergency cesareans

Throughout my pregnancy I never really thought much about cesareans. Given the choice, as much as I was worried about ruining everything downstairs, I wouldn't have opted for a cesarean because of the recovery time. Luke wouldn't have been able to take six weeks off to support me and the idea of not being able… Continue reading What I’ve learned about emergency cesareans

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My birth story – Part 4

Over the last few days I've been sharing my birth story. Although I finished up yesterday's post with the fun details of my emergency cesarean, there's still a wee bit more to come, but don't worry, this is the last one! I was so relieved to be wheeled to recovery with it all over. I… Continue reading My birth story – Part 4

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My birth story – Part 3

Earlier this week I started blogging about my birth story. You can catch up on parts 1 and 2 here and here... All of the final available options (turning the baby, forceps, cesarean) would be pretty intense but I wouldn't feel a thing. The anesthetist came in to talk to me about an epidural and… Continue reading My birth story – Part 3

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My birth story – Part 2

Yesterday I shared the first part of my birth story, which you can catch up on here. The drama continues below... Strong contractions started at 11pm about 20 minutes apart but within a couple of hours they were getting more intense and happening four to ten minutes apart. I popped a couple of Paracetamol and… Continue reading My birth story – Part 2

Baby Jenson
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My birth story – Part 1

I wanted to write this post before I get proved wrong. For months people have been telling me that I'll forget what happened when I had my son and I'll want another one. I don't buy it but just in case, I wanted to document his labour here in a blog post so I have… Continue reading My birth story – Part 1

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Bump Watch: Week 37 – writing my birth plan

Today I'm officially full-term and although he isn't technically 'due' for another three weeks, I honestly wouldn't mind if he made an appearance before then. I was initially excited to have a few weeks to myself before he arrives but if this pregnancy carries on as it is now, I reckon I'm gonna Hulk out… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 37 – writing my birth plan

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The Great Debate: Giving birth in a birthing centre vs a hospital

Childbirth. It sounds bloody horrible and you'd think the best thing to do would be to give birth in a hospital, right? They have the drugs to help with the pain and the doctors are already on hand should something unforseen happen. Until a few weeks ago I was set on giving birth in hospital.… Continue reading The Great Debate: Giving birth in a birthing centre vs a hospital