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Elsie Birth Story - 2018

Elsie Birth Story - 2018

Motherhood is one of those crazy and beautiful things in life. From the very moment you see those two positive lines on a pregnancy test, its a journey of every emotion imaginable... and some of the time, all those emotions can hit in the same day.  I LOVE reading about birth stories. I remember this excited yet terrified feeling when I was pregnant with Myla, researching and reading, asking and listening to birth stories all around me. The good ones and the scary ones both brought the same feelings out in the end...WOW - how amazing are our bodies?!?! I...

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Azalea Birth Story 2015

Azalea Birth Story 2015

Azalea Jane Spies - Birth story (written 2015) Last few weeks of pregnancy were tough physically with aches and pains in all my joints and pelvic area. Braxton hicks were becoming more uncomfortable and very regular. 39+3w I went into the hospital and requested to have a stretch and sweep. I was mid and 1-2cm dilated. Cervix was still long. 39+5w Another stretch and sweep. 3cm dilated, soft. 40+4w Stretch and sweep. 2-3cm, soft, long cervix still. I drove home from the hospital after my 3rd stretch and swep at 5pm and had a few contractions. Contractions continued all night...

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Myla Birth Story - June 2014

Myla Birth Story - June 2014

Myla Joy Spies- Birth story (Written 2014) 02/06/14- 1 day past due date Mom arrived in Emerald at about 10 PM (We lived 9hours away from family). When she arrived she convinced me to take castor oil (old wives tale), which gave me a few contractions throughout the night but nothing consistent and it stopped by morning (I was very careful with making sure I stay hydrated when taking this). 03/06/14 I went in for a check up at the hospital and the obstetrician checked me but I wasn't even dilated enough to do a stretch and sweep. He also...

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Hospital Check list

Hospital Check list

Its always hard working out what to pack when it comes to the Birth and Stay at the hospital. I find speaking with other Mums, and following a check list makes being organised alot easier! Here is my check list for what I have packed for #3 hospital bag.  This list is created to stay for approx 2 nights, 3 days.      The extras I would suggest also:  Have a note on the hospital bag with the few things you need hubby to grab if youre not in the mind to remember (this would be things like: Phone, Charger,...

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Baby buy list

Baby buy list

Baby buy list - Janelle, My little Joy   A little list in preparation for baby on the way. This is my own personal list and why I recommend certain products, because thats what has worked for me with my first two babes. All are personal preference as to what brand or style you may like. At this stage I have not included clothing in this list :) I will attach a few 'check lists' I have found helpful on some websites which may help you.   For the baby:  Wraps/swaddles I loved having swaddles, even if your baby doesn’t like...

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