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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Aria’s Birth Story – The Unplanned Homebirth

On Thursday 26 February 2015 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Aria Sylvie, she was five days overdue and a tiny 5lbs 11.5oz. I had imagined several different scenarios of what may happen when I went into labour, an unplanned homebirth wasn’t one of those. I went for a sweep on the Wednesday afternoon and was told that I was only 1cm dilated and my cervix wasn’t very favourable.…

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