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My Amazing Home Birth

My Amazing Home Birth

My Amazing Home Birth! Well, at last my baby is here so now I can tell you if the baby is a girl or boy it’s name and all about my home birth. On Sunday 25th April we were out most of the day at the UCT rugby fields in Cape Town as my husband was running in the Shawco Relay. It was a lovely day so we watched the race and had a braai although it was a pain to keep being asked why I still hadn’t given birth as by now I was long overdue! I think that

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Weeks 30-36: The Lots Of Extra Pillows Stage!

Weeks 30-36: The Lots Of Extra Pillows Stage!

Ok so now I am starting to get much bigger and finding a comfortable position to sleep in is difficult without the aid of LOTS of pillows. Baby also doesn’t like some positions and kicks quite violently just to let me know they don’t appreciate it! I am using two huge continental pillows which during the night end up all over the place so two of us are not getting much sleep now. Still teaching but down to aqua and stretch classes, I enjoy getting in the water to teach aqua and baby seems to enjoy it as he/she doesn’t

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The Now I Am Blooming Lovely Stage!

The Now I Am Blooming Lovely Stage!

Weeks 21-30: Taken from my pregnancy journal Well, since the scan I am proudly showing all patient souls the image from the scan, they are too polite to ask, ” What is it we are seeing exactly”, so they just humour me by looking anyway. I hate having to cut back on classes but at least I can still teach aqua, body contour and stretch. Due to the low lying placenta I find walking uncomfortable which for a health fitness nut like me is soooooo frustrating! After not feeling any movement for ages the baby is now going crazy and

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The “I don’t look pregnant yet” stage…just fat!

The "I don't look pregnant yet" stage...just fat!

Weeks 13- 20 Taken from my pregnancy journal Well, what can I say I just feel fat and frumpy, this baby doesn’t feel real to me at the moment, although my waist is thicker and general shape changing I can’t believe that I am pregnant. Luckily for me no morning sickness – so happy about that as you hear terrible stories! Hoping for some signs of movement, get the odd flutterings rather like butterflies dancing in your tummy but not getting too excited about it as could just be wind! Went to a sale at N1 City and bought a

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Boxing Gloves On For A Home Birth

Boxing Gloves On For A Home Birth

Weeks 8-12 taken from my pregnancy journal   After two natural births that were quick and relatively pain free I really wanted to try for a home birth, I had to talk my husband around as he couldn’t understand why I would opt for that when I could get a couple of days in the clinic getting pampered and be in a safe medical setting. I couldn’t be persuaded and once he thought it through agreed it would be nice and he would support me. Next step was to find a midwife as we didn’t have the luxury of Google

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My Home Birth Story

My Home Birth Story

I’m Pregnant!   Way back in 1993 people were surprised when I announced that I was pregnant with my third child and even more shocked more than surprised when I decided that this time round I was going to have a baby MY way. My way was a home birth where I could deliver in my own bed, in my own time and have delayed cord clamping, skin to skin contact and no washing of my baby. This seems a resaonable thing to want to do but hell was this difficult as so many people were against it especially in

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