Post Caesarean Care

WARNING: At the bottom of this post is a photograph of part of my caesarean scar six days post-op. I didn’t know I was going to have to have a caesarean and hadn’t done any research into it. Immediately post-op I couldn’t feel anything from the waist down, courtesy of the epidural. I was on…

My Hospital Bag Revisited

So, I published my hospital list pre-birth and now it’s time to go back over it and see what was useful and what could have stayed at home. Maternity notes – obviously you can’t go in without these. Yoga/birthing ball – this never made it out of the car but if I’d been able to…

My Birth Story – totally off script

During the early stages of my pregnancy, as I read other people’s birth stories they all seemed somewhat self-indulgent; but as my own due date approached, I became ever more fascinated by these intimate accounts of labour and delivery, and so I am now adding my own to the mix.  I hope it may offer…