I’ve got to say I was very surprised by Susan’s story! I’ve known Susan a while as I follower her blog, Happy Healthy Mumma, and she regularly takes part in Mums’ List. I knew that she was into her health and fitness and is a big advocate for exercising throughout your pregnancy. I did not know, however, that she a) had a home birth and b) did Placenta encapsulation. In fact, I’ll go so far as to admit I didn’t even know you could have your placenta encapsulated!
This is one of the most calm and lovely birth stories I’ve come across. It definitely gets the mums-to-be seal of approval! And, you’ll get an education into placenta encapsulation to boot.
Susan’s Birth Story – including Placenta encapsulation
The ONLY way Thomas would sleep the first few months! He was totally worth it though!
I had always imagined giving birth in a hospital, you know, like on one born every minute. But during our ante-natal classes my husband, Pat, and I really liked the sound of having a home birth. We really liked the fact that the midwives would be at our home, we could all be relaxed, I could put music on, maybe a movie, eat cake, make tea and I would get a birth pool all to myself and shower in my own shower and sleep in our own bed. The only concern I had was if something went wrong, but I was assured that I lived very close to the hospital and an ambulance could get to my home in 10 minutes. Now, my labour wasn’t all tea and cake!! (what a shame) but it was surprisingly (dare I say) easier than I thought it would be! Dear god, touch wood, don’t strike me down for saying that, it WAS hard, I just thought I would need drugs or something to get through it, but it turns out I didn’t even take paracetamol! (more…)