Anne Birth Story My pregnancy was uncomplicated, a smooth ride really.. untilwe hit 33 weeks and fetal movements changed. I wasn’t concerned as I could still feel very regular movements, the power of the kicks felt different. The next obstetrician (OB)confirmed that our baby had moved into a breech position.
Birth story part 1. Wednesday 29th Sept I had an appointment with my OB on Wednesday morning, 39+3. She checked my cervix and told me I was 3cm dilated and .5cm thin. I happily accepted a stretch and sweep and was excited and hopeful it would get things moving. Once home, I noticed some intense and regular braxton hicks which I’d been having for weeks so didn’t think much of it. They lasted all day and only settled down once I went to bed. They came back every one of the 80 times I went to the toilet that night and began again in the morning.
Birth Story of Flynn I am a firm believer in the saying “with knowledge comes power” & wanted to be optimally prepared for the birth of our baby, therefore we sought education regarding all things hypnobirthing with Kathryn from Belly, Births & Bubs. We also had a bit of a complicated conception & pregnancy journey requiring a series of medical interventions & management. This negatively impacted my trust in my body & it’s ability to birth, in addition to some very real & scary medical considerations causing some nervousness about the whole birthing process. This provided further motivation to arm ourselves with knowledge to comprehensively understand the birthing process, prepare for potential complications & aim for a safe, empowered physiological birth.