My first twinges, like period cramps, started around 3am one day about two weeks before my due date. I had an appointment with my obstetrician that morning. I was glad to hear from him that things were progressing, I was fully thinned out, and to go home and wait for things to “crank up”. Fake […]
Katrina, a pilates instructor and former dancer, gave birth to baby Isabella by Caesarean. “Seeing Isabella for this first time outweighed everything I’d ever done; opening nights in Sydney, parts in shows, there’s nothing like it – its incredible”. I had a prolonged pre-labour. So much so, that at times I felt as though I […]
Julia is 32 weeks pregnant with twins. At the age of 37, she already has two boys under five years. Her eldest Patrick is 4 1/2 and her youngest Marcus is just 22 months old. The fact that she is considered an "older" mum expecting twins places her pregnancy in the high-risk category.
"I used to scratch like mad when i was pregnant. Little did I know that it was the sign of a deadly disease that threatened me and the baby…"
"My husband was so emotional. He cried for 40 minutes before he was able to call his parents"
Sally tells a good birth story … including overcoming gestational diabetes during her pregnancy.
"It was hilarious. My midwife was standing around talking about having Chinese for dinner and deciding whether or not to break my waters.."
An IVF baby two days overdue survives a tricky birth to be called the couple’s miracle child.
A story about an uneventful pregnancy conceived through IVF that turned into an interesting but successful birth.
"The placenta looked like an old-fashioned crown"