Second-time blues

Second-time blues

So I have been thinking recently about how my youngest has grown up – because it totally catches me by surprise this second time round. I don’t think I was prepared for this and it feels like he’s maybe being a bit naughty and deliberately growing up/doing...
Tim’s birth story

Tim’s birth story

First time mum Charlotte used her 5,4,3,2,1 relax and surge breaths to get through a long labour, she was mobile and strong and asked for what she needed The advice of the midwife at my 40 week appointment was to encourage the onset of labour by pretty much any means...
Benjamin’s birth story

Benjamin’s birth story

Becky did group classes with me for her first birth: Grace’s homebirth story – which was a long labour that ended in an unplanned home birth. Becky had been told she was ‘too calm’ to be in established labour and sent home from hospital. This...
Bronwen’s birth story

Bronwen’s birth story

First time mum Liz and her husband Jim used all the techniques they’d learnt to manage an induced labour. I love how Jim reassured Liz to ‘just keep on doing your own thing’  Our daughter Bronwen Rosina Gregory arrived with a roar on 28th October,...