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Toni (and baby Julia) share their birth story...

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Toni (and baby Julia) share their birth story...

I am super happy to share our birth story….. The birth of little Julia went so much better than I could have possibly imagined. Being our first bub we weren't sure what to expect during birth and having heard our fair share of horror stories, I had become pretty nervous in my last weeks of pregnancy. I certainly didn't expect to birth at home and without any medication at all. My first contraction was at about 2:30am, at least the first one to be strong enough to wake me up was. From then, I was having contractions every 40-30mins or so,...

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Anna shares her experience of a home birth...

Anna shares her experience of a home birth...

In the old days all women would labour and give birth in their own homes but over the course of the last century, as medical science developed, it became the norm to have a hospital birth. In fact, not only did it become expected that all mothers would have hospital births, but home births were discredited as an unnecessary risk. These days however, the pendulum is slowly swinging back to a more balanced position. The number of home births is on the rise and the obstacles to home births are lessening. Luckily in New Zealand women have the choice to...

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Libby shares her birth story...

Libby shares her birth story...

My son Jay was born on Tuesday the 27th of March this year. He is my first child and the birth was only 7 and a half hours long (5 and a half of which were spent at home thanks to the TENS machine)! I may have been in early labour for a few days because I woke at 1230 midnight and my waters broke. Within 15 mins I was having 45-second contractions every four minutes and they kept on coming on stronger and stronger. I got my husband to attach the TENS machine at 2.30am and at first, I...

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Every birth is different. Here’s Christl’s story…

Every birth is different. Here’s Christl’s story…

From water births at home to surprise emergency c-sections and everything in between, every birth is unique and every birth is a significant and unforgettable experience in a person’s life. Here, Christl tells us how she coped with labour pain using a TENS machine. My labour started at around nine in the evening and I put on my TENS machine from the beginning. My contractions continued to get stronger each hour and at times I felt nauseous and was sick. We arrived at the hospital at around 1.30am and at this point I was 5cm dilated and things were getting...

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Alicia tells us how her little darling came into the world...read her advice here

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Alicia tells us how her little darling came into the world...read her advice here

Every woman’s birth story is different but one thing is for sure, once a new mum tells her birth story, all the other mums in the room will want to join in and share their own unique experience of giving birth. It is after all one of the most exciting, exhilarating and unforgettable adventures of a lifetime.  Here Alicia tells us how her little darling came into the world and she shares her advice and the things she used to help get her through. “My labour started on a Monday evening with my waters breaking. I laboured all day Tuesday,...

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