The tale of two breastfed babies

I’ve had the title of this blog post swimming around in my head for weeks. But now that I’ve typed the words and seen them on the screen, in black and white, I wonder if they convey, in any sense at all, the huge difference between my two breastfeeding experiences.…

Babymule: Packing my Hospital Bag

I left it a bit late to pack my hospital bag this time; almost until 37 weeks into this pregnancy! To be honest, I think I’d got swept into a false sense of security thinking that we’d just use all of M’s old things for the new baby. I failed…

Strep B Testing with Strepelle

When I was 36 weeks pregnant, I took a Strepelle test to find out if I was a carrier of Group B Streptococcus (more commonly known as Group B Strep or GBS). I didn’t even realise that Group B Strep was a ‘thing’ until I was sent this home testing…

My Breech Baby at 36 Weeks

There’s a bit of a spoiler alert in the title really! Sadly my efforts to get the baby to turn have been in vain and baby is still breech. It’s what I’ve been expecting given that her sister was breech from 28 weeks until the bitter end, so now I…

C-Section Fears

If you saw my post the other week about my 32 week scan, then you’ll know that I’ve got a C-section booked in to deliver this baby at 39 weeks. To say I’m not thrilled about this, is an understatement. Please don’t tell me that I can still opt for…

To VBAC, or not to VBAC?

Last week I was invited to meet with a consultant to discuss my plans for this baby’s birth. This is something that all women who have had a caesarean previously are invited to; at least they are in my area. It was very interesting to speak to someone about what…

Have I really ‘given birth’? Caesarean Awareness Month

The other day I saw a conversation starter on Facebook. It went something like this: What was the first thing you did after giving birth? My immediate thought surprised me: I don’t know, I haven’t given birth. You see, Little M was born by caesarean. I honestly feel that way.…