Home Birth for Gardeners
Whilst I was running a nice warm bath for her to help her through those early stages, it sprung to mind how much she loved flowers, herbs and her own garden.
Having been reminded of her love of nature, I quickly nipped out and picked a selection of flowers in full bloom – purple is her favourite colour and they just jumped out at me, I also chose some fresh herbs, I placed them in the bath as it ran.
Little did I know, this simple gesture absolutely thrilled her, on entering the bathroom a huge smile crossed her face,. she loved relaxing, own music in background, children still sleeping in their own beds, cooking her baby in the herbs and flowers she had lovingly grown herself.
A beautiful rainbow baby, who made her family of 4 complete as a family of 5.
For support from groups I co-admin, if you live in the area the South Wales Homebirth Birth and Hopefuls Group is a friendly, informative local group or nationally the Home Birth Chat Group UK is another source of support and information.
Click HERE for more information on National and Local Birth Pool and Tens hire.
Homebirth, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Caerphilly, South Wales.
Samantha Gadsden walks with women on their life’s journeys. She is an experienced Doula, based close to Cardiff in South Wales, mother to 4 children and wife to Eddie, more information can be found on her facebook page, Samantha Gadsden Doula and her website, Caerphilly Doula. SOS Doula, Telephone and online support is always available.
If you are interested in writing a guest blog or sharing a life or birth story please feel free to contact her HERE.
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