Warren

Warren

Warren’s Birth Story A beautiful and intense homebirth The morning before Warren was born, I had an acupuncture session (I wanted the baby to come as he was 6 days over the eta). For the rest of that day I had lower back pain and cleaned the house, not quite...
Florence

Florence

Florence’s Birth Story A positive breech birth At 34 weeks I was told my baby was breech. “There is still time for my baby to turn” I told the doctor to which he responded it is highly unlikely and he’d like to schedule me for a cesarean at 39 weeks. What!? My...
Mary

Mary

Mary’s Birth Story A freebirth at home I was 5 days over due and I felt that baby’s head must have dropped. It was hard to sit comfortably on any chair and being in the car was torture. That evening I had a visit from a very good friend, one from childhood...
Aobha

Aobha

Aobha’s Birth Story Surrendering to the power of birth It’s just gone midnight. I remember waking with a strong surge, I must have made a loud noise as my partner came into the bedroom to see if I was ok, before I had gone to sleep with my rainbow meditation in...
Seamus

Seamus

Seamus’ Birth Story A fast and furious arrival My first birth was challenging and although I needed medical intervention I felt all my power was taken away and as a result I was anxious about my second birth. I really wanted a natural birth in Limerick Hospital,...
Sól-Amandla

Sól-Amandla

Sól’s Birth Story A big baby born at home There were three false alarms and about 2.5 weeks of prodromal labor (a term which I learned on the interweb and which helped because it made me realize I am not the only one who experiences this!), and weeks of poor...