A Birthday Gift for Birth

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This evening the team supported this mum to birth her second baby, a little boy, at home in the pool she had treated herself to for her own birthday! #InspireHomeBirth #HomeBirthJust Happened

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The Magic of Continuity

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better- JK Rowling

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This powerful mother demonstrated her own kind of magic as she birthed her third baby Β in a pool at home. Amazing #continuity at work as these lucky midwives have now had the pleasure of supporting this family through three pregnancies and two beautiful births at #home.

Short and Sweet

My birth story for my second home birth…. almost 6 months after the event!! It’s short and sweet… πŸ’•

So it was 4 days after my ‘due’ date, I had put Merlin my almost 2 year old
son to bed and went to bed myself as normal. Was having my normal braxton hicks but they felt a tiny bit different, like they were more in my back. I also couldn’t sleep and just felt different so turned the TV on… feeling a bit… restless I went for a wee and felt an odd click inside me! Went back to bed and felt another click… 30’seconds later… whoooooosh! My waters broke!!! I didn’t get this with my first birth until I was pushing so it was actually quite cool! I comedy style ran across the bedroom to the loo trying to catch it all with my hands πŸ˜‚
We rang Deana and told her it had begun and she said to call back when the contractions were 4-5 mins apart lasting more than a minute.
I went all cold and shaky with the adrenaline and turned to nathan and just said…”this is going to go really quick”. Weird how I knew but I just did! A few minutes after calling Deana we realised the contractions were already only 3 minutes apart and lasting over a minute. So we quickly called her back and she told me to get in the pool to try and slow things a little. This worked for one contraction, then it was straight back into it! Things got very powerful very quickly and I was soon mooing and rocking back and forth in the pool.
Sarah and Deana arrived with the lovely gas and air and 45 minutes of mooing later, my beautiful Orla arrived.

So from start to finish it was around 2 hours! Speedy, calm and all at home. Beautiful!! X

I don’t have enough good words to say about The Surrey Hills homebirth team. Truly incredible ladies.