These birth stories are so important to share. Induction is not always positive and that is because it comes from a lack of informed consent. Cara* had the support of our Home Birth Support Group UK and her doula and knew and understood the induction process and her rights to informed choice and to wait. She also had the full support of her husband which is vital.Stories of empowered women and families, who have remained in control of their own births and made their own decisions carry such weight. This is the story of Cara’s* birth, not a medical procedure.
This is the birth story of Laura Jane and her twin girls – Caitlyn and Evelyn, Laura joined our Home Birth Support Group UK to share her story. Post date, home birthed, twins. I literally held my breathe when I read it. “I’m trying to share this story as much as possible… so here goes… it’s […]
The birth story of Scarlett Hana and Baby Atlas – 7lb 2oz, born on the 19th Jan Scarlett is a member of my Home Birth Support Group UK – she was looking forward to her home birth, however her contractions did not start for 36 hours, with concerns about his movements, Scarlett made the informed […]
This is the story, in her own words, of Michelle Bannon, a member of the Home Birth Support Group UK. ” I thought I’d share my birth story as I couldn’t have wished for anything better or more perfect. Baby Joey arrived at 2.31 pm on the 1/12/18, he is baby number 9 for me […]
This is the story, in her own words, of one of the members of the Home Birth group I adminned. Home Birth Support. “Finally got round to typing this up, birth story of baby born at home at 42+5 weighing 10lbs. Birth of my baby – 12th September 2018 I had been booked in for having […]
This is the story, in her own words, of Jen Lewis, a member of our South Wales Home Birth and Hopefuls Group. Jen had been looking forward to her home birth, enjoying support from the group and her community midwife, with whom she had an excellent relationship. As is the way of birth however, things […]
This is not informed consent, its a chart. Based on some recent experiences I have been left feeling somewhat unhappy with the way I watch birthing and pregnant women treated. The headline picture, that is not either informed consent or individualised care, it is a chart. Sometimes I take more care in explaining to my […]
After reading a story online and some of the events I have heard about and witnessed, I put out a request for experiences around coercion and intervention relating to sweeps and induction and whether other options had been offered. My heart hurts and this post definitely needs a trigger warning. Some of these stories are […]