My Tips for a Calm Labour

Calm labour

Before I begin this post, I’d just like to point out that I am in no way a labour expert.  I’ve birthed two kids, and that’s the only qualification I have!  But both those labours I found to be a really empowering and amazing experience.  Don’t get me wrong, it hurt, A LOT!  Labour is painful.

I’ve met a lot of pregnant ladies who are scared at the thought of giving birth.  And there’s certainly a lot of bad birth stories out there to make this even more scary.  So, I thought I’d share my own tips and advice for a calm labour, based on my own experiences.

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My Favourite Moments

There are so many amazing moments in life. I don’t mean days or weeks. I mean moments. A few minutes or hours at most. Those moments we’ll never forget. That we look back on with so much fondness.

I thought I’d list 10 of the favourite moments of my life so far. I’ve probably missed some out and may need to do a follow up at some point!! They are in chronological order, but the first is from when I was 18. I’m sure I had many more before then, but maybe my memory of them is too blurry!

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The Ordinary Moments #21 – Birth Announcement

So this week, I had a baby…!!

Our second baby girl, Sienna, was born at 9.44am on Wednesday 20th May.  She weighed 8lbs15 at birth.

We were home the same day and Ella has been enthralled ever since by her baby sister!! 

More to follow on Sienna’s birth and the adjustment to being a family of four.  For now, we’re busy enjoying the magical newborn moments!

So, not so ordinary a moment this week, but one that will give rise to future ordinary moments!


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