I can and I am! Part Two of my twin breech birth story

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Friday 24 February 2017 was the twins due date. The day arrived but the twins hadn’t. Nor had they turned from their breech positions. You can read part one of my twin breech birth story here. I’d convinced my amazing Obstetrician to wait until Monday for labour to start spontaneously. I’d be 40+3. The littlest lad wasRead more

I can and I will! Part one of my twin breech birth story

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Unsurprisingly, finding time to write the twin’s birth story has been tricky. Gosh, five kids makes most things tricky! Here’s part one of my twin breech birth story, it’s a long one. After three healthy, straightforward pregnancies and births, a twin pregnancy was a whole new ball game. I was told all of the usual thingsRead more

Dearest baby girls – a letter to the twins

dearest baby girls

I’ve got a confession. At 39 weeks pregnant, and no sign of these babies, my patience is starting to wobble. Mostly because the closer I get to 40 weeks the more serious the induction talks become. I was chatting to my doula about natural ways to kick start labour. I got the usual ‘sex, nippleRead more

6 gifts for second time mums – the things they really want!

6 gifts for second time mums

There’s absolutely no doubt that a second (third, fourth, fifth…) pregnancy is totally different from the first. You’re pregnant, but the first child (or the tribe of older children) probably couldn’t care less! Often a second (or fourth) pregnancy isn’t treated with as much excitement. But second time mums still deserve some spoiling! I’ve put together myRead more

Pregnant with twins? Welcome to the worst hangover of your life!

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There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins. Josh Billings Who knew that being pregnant with twins was so dramatically different from a singleton? Not me! After having had three sons, I thought I knew most things about pregnancy. Now I know that a twin pregnancy ain’t the same as aRead more

Hide the bump – dressing in the first trimester

Hide the Bump - dressing in the first trimester

Getting dressed during the first trimester of pregnancy is tricky. If it’s your first pregnancy, it’ll probably be easy to hide the bump. It gets tougher with each pregnancy! Somehow, with second and subsequent pregnancies, those tummy muscles just aren’t as tight and so the belly pops much sooner. If you’ve decided not to shareRead more