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July 9, 2015

I wanted a vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC)

In 2012, I was pregnant with my first child and despite a mildlybicornuate uterus, I enjoyed a low risk pregnancy; I had a great community midwife and had planned a homebirth. A few days before my due date, I began to have itchy skin; a blood test indicated that I may have obstetric cholestasis (the diagnosis was never confirmed), but at 39 weeks, immediate delivery was advised and I was […]

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December 11, 2014

I am a serving military Mum, and I wanted a VBAC at home

There are 2 parts to my birth story.  The first part is as a result of the experiences from care received during my first birth (emergency caesarean following undiagnosed breech) and the second part related to the unique nature of being a Serving member of the Armed Forces. My first birth was planned for a […]

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November 10, 2014

I knew that I needed to birth at Home

I chose to have independent midwives for the birth of my second son, and I’m so happy that I did! During my first pregnancy, I planned to have a home birth with the local NHS hospitals’ home birth team.  I was always calmly confident that I would be able to give birth in my own […]

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