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The Home/Water Birth of Pepper Marie
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:25 PM
I've finally completed Pepper's Birth Story, took a bit longer than I thought, but mainly because I was enjoying our babymoon for so long so it had to wait.
I have done it in 3 parts so feel free to read what interests you, the first I did as an article for Birth Matter's (Maternity Coalitions member's magazine) for their next issue, so it's about pre-natal care and preventing PPH's:
Preventing Post Partum Hemorrhage with Pre-Natal Care
The second part is the actual Birth Story:
The Home Birth of Pepper Marie
The 3rd part is just an addition I added when I asked my husband if he had any comments on the Birth Story, so these are his thoughts which he asked for me to write down:
My husband's Experience of Pepper's Birth
Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:31 PM
I have yet to read the stories but can I say peppersmum, the look of absolute joy in your face in that photo- there are no words.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:15 PM
Beautiful! Well done to you all. What a great family environment to be born into.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:07 PM
I really enjoyed reading that. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on a wonderful birthing experience and a beautiful baby!
Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:23 PM
Thank you for sharing all three parts and a big congratulations on the birth of your precious Pepper.
I have been admiring your new sig for the past fortnight . The look of pure elation on your face made me a little teary the first time I spotted it.
You did a terrific job bringing Pepper into the world .
P.S. I am glad you are back on EB after your break away .
Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:27 AM
Thanks for sharing your beautiful birth story.
I found myself nodding and agreeing with so much you wrote, especially in the first section, and has helped me realise a couple of things I need to focus on for this birth. Things I had forgotten about (I didn't wee during DS2 labour so needed a catheter in so my uterus would contract down).
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful girl.
Posted 11 June 2011 - 01:13 PM
Gorgeous pics, your smile says it all really
Posted 11 June 2011 - 02:16 PM
An amazing birth Peppersmum........congratulations.
I'm so glad it was everything and more than you wished for.
I guess little Louis an I will get to meet Pepper in August at the HBA conference.
Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:57 PM
Absolutly beautiful. And I too love the look of absolute bliss on your face in your signature picture.
Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:14 PM
Beautiful, just beautiful! And just the kind of inspirational story I needed to read at 38 weeks pregnant.
Thanks for sharing
Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:28 PM
Great story-and what an amazing photo! You look like you're on a total oxytocin high there! huge congratulations <3
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:20 PM
Yay! great to hear such a wonderful birth story. There's not enough of them. We need more of these to show women how normal birth is. It doesn't need to be medicalized and we don't need to be interviened with.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:58 AM
Beautiful birth. Thank-you so much for sharing, it's so inspiring to read such a calm, positive and tender birth story.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:21 AM
Oh you're famous now lol. I hope you are enjoying every second of little Pepper.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:05 PM
Congratulations to you and your family on the beautiful birth of Pepper Marie.
What a beautiful birth and thank you very much for taking the time to share your birth story with us. I love hearing of wonderful birth experiences and surrounding myself with stories to inspire me and keep me positive as I complete my birth preparations for the water birth of my second baby.
Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:58 PM
I only just read this now, but it's a beautiful story of a beautiful occasion. Thankyou for sharing with us.
And how GORGEOUS is that new little girl of yours?!! Hope she's still doing well.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:01 AM
Wow, what a wonderful and inspiring birth story. You did so well and yes, you are beautiful
Thanks so much for sharing.
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