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Joon-Nies’s birth

Thurs 25 May 2006 11:30pm Felt a cramp -- ah, must be Braxton-Hicks.Fri 26 May 2006 Midnight: Oh -- there goes another one.12:30pm: And another... Hmmm... There seems to be a pattern here.1am: And another... Is this IT? 1:30am: Try to sleep 3:30am: Surges are preventing me from falling asleep. [...]

Elaine’s Birth

My labour started on Monday night, when I started to feel some contractions but they were infrequent and irregular, so I didn't think it was anything.Tuesday morning, I had the first sign of bloody show but not many contractions, so went to work as usual. Throughout the work day, I was getting regular contractions, [...]

Pooja’s Birth story

o o o o o In the wee hours of the morning on my EDD, I began having surges. After a few hours of irregular--both in duration and in intensity--surges, I called my alternate doula, Catherine. (Ginny, my primary doula, was attending to another client.) Since my surges were not [...]

Aileen’s birth

Wife of a Cute Hubby and Mother of two lovely girls, Cheerful Belle and Happy Gabbie. Also owner of 'Tree of Joy', an online toy shop specialising in wooden pretend playsets from Mother Garden (Japan). Handcrafted and handpainted using non-toxic paints that meet both European and Japanese safety standards, Mother Garden [...]

Angeline’s birth story

Angeline writes a birth love story to his son when he was 3 months old – sharing the gentle HypnoBirth she had with a doula at her birth! […]