. Medically all is ready, decisions are made, plans in place- I have updated my birth plan (cut out the waffle and bullet pointed it). The consultant midwife has given me a copy of their care plan. The core of my birth plan: to have as natural birth with minimal intervention, spend most of my labour in a birthing pool deliver the baby in the birthing pool get out of the … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Week 39- Getting ready for labour- Birth plan, care plan and hospital bag
. Swimming has always been my sport- Water is my element. It’s where I feel comfortable and in a way free...in fact I love most watersports- on, in or below the water. My parents tell the story of taking me to the Croatian coast when I was just 7 months old: As I sat in the water, my bottom gently washed by the lapping waves of the mild Adriatic, I threw my first mayor … [Read more...] about The Joy of Swimming
. Who cares?! .... All I want is a Water birth! After a lot of soul searching, going through mountains of research, asking lots of people lots of questions about the risks of home birth, the risks of post-partum haemorrhage, I have come to the conclusion that the only thing I am really insistent on is labouring in water- be that in a hospital or at home. Don’t get me wrong- I … [Read more...] about Hospital or Home birth?