Kate’s Story

We were so pleased to welcome this little man on Wednesday, 6 days late but at home.

It was a slow start and I spent the morning watching Netflix and eating bacon butties (beats tea and toast).
My contractions were of no real pattern but one warm bath later they increased and intensified so it was a call to the community midwives. They arrived at 3pm, all relaxed and we chatted as they monitored the contractions from a far. I knew it was time to go in the pool then at 5:40pm he arrived.

I did end up having to go into hospital, a stubborn placenta that didn’t want to fully come out, we did have a bit of a wait but all done and dusted we could go home. BUT don’t let that put you off, even with the trip to hospital it was worth it, I felt calm and in control the whole time and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Thank you to this group for all your experience and sharing of information and to Adele from La Luna Wellbeing for the guidance and support when planning the pool birth.