Carrie’s Birth Story – A Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy

** Scroll to the end if you would rather just watch the video** We welcomed Carrie Cornelius into this world two months ago, on her due date, weighing 7lbs. Despite a Gestational Diabetes diagnosis I’d had it agreed that I could have a water birth on the midwife led unit. I had originally wanted a homebirth, which made complete sense following my unplanned homebirth the first time around, but was happy to…

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My Feeding Hopes for Baby Number Two

Those of you who have followed me for a while may remember that I tried, and failed, to breastfeed my first child, Aria. I put a lot of pressure on myself to breastfeed, so much pressure, but she just wouldn’t do it. She would get all warm and cosy and fall asleep on my breast. She lost so much weight, 12.3% of her body weight to be exact. She was…

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Gestational Diabetes Initial Diagnosis, Thoughts & Feelings

Last Thursday I went along to the local hospital for a GTT test, I wasn’t worried, it’s just a standard procedure with my parents having diabetes. I don’t feel any different in this pregnancy than I did when pregnant with Aria, so I was sure the test would be negative. A few days had passed and I hadn’t heard anything. No news is good news they said so I must…

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