• Childbirth

    Why I Had A Home Birth

    I was probably about 30 weeks when I decided on a home birth. For me it was a practical option – my partner didn’t drive at the time and both of us suffer from anxiety, so the thoughts of panicking about getting to a hospital with me in labour and then the anxiety levels rising just didn’t appeal to us. We were conscious of this throughout my pregnancy but it wasn’t until quite late when I had an appointment to “discuss my birth plan” and I was told “everyone just has an epidural when they’re too tired”. The appointment was held by someone other than my usual midwife and even…

  • Childbirth,  Pregnancy,  Tips & Advice

    Top 10 Items For Your Maternity Hospital Bag

    So you’re getting prepared for the big day and you have probably been told you will need a bag with all the bits and pieces in that you’ll need. Hell, I had a suitcase packed! I ended up choosing a home birth but you will still need all your bits and bobs in one place so I left my hospital bag all packed even after I’d opted for a home birth. Here are my top 10 Items you’ll need in your hospital bag… 1. Maternity towels Almost as soon as you’ve given birth and you want to stand up, you’ll need these. They’re much thicker than normal sanitary towels and…