• Birth story – Stuntboy gets revved up…

    This is Stuntboy’s birth story. He is the youngest son of Helen Neale, who blogs over at Mummys Little Stars as part of her Reward Charts business, KiddyCharts. He is now five, and though rather lovely, doesn’t half wear her out. Helen also has a personal blog at Stickers, Stars and Smiles. She can be found far too much faffing about on social media when she should be washing up, cooking, cleaning, or indeed, working; by writing and selling stuff. It all began with a smack on the arse from rather a fresh-faced young lad… Most people wouldn’t have got in a car for a 45 minute drive to see…

  • Jayne’s Birth Story

    Jayne has been blogging at Mum’s the Word for over two years and started Maternity Matters with Susanne after deciding that she wanted to use her birth experience to help other families who’ve suffered a birth trauma. This is the story of the birth of her daughter, known on her blog as Sausage.  I’ll start with my pregnancy. I found out that I was pregnant on the night before Christmas Eve, 2007. I’d been ill for a couple of weeks, randomly puking, and I thought I’d picked up a bug. But it got worse and worse until I started puking up blood and Husband decided that enough was enough. We…

  • Baby A’s birth

    We are at home finally! Baby A and mummy are finally at home. The last couple of weeks been hard and full of unexpected. Baby A was delivered on the 2.12.12 at 13.28 following a Caesarean section operation. If you read my previous posts a couple of weeks ago you know why I end up having to have an operation. Yes unfortunately I was stuck again in early labour and no matter how much Baby A or I tried to hurry the labour it just didn’t happen. I was only 2 cm dilated 36 hours after my water break. The whole experience in the theatre having the operation was way…

  • Live Twitter Birth: A step too far?

    The third birth story featured on the blog comes from lovely Alice that blogs over at My life my son my way. I met Alice over a year ago at a blogging event and since then we started to be talk more online via Twitter and Facebook. I also followed her sons live birth and prayed and cried at the same time with her. Now with no further words from me here us her birth story: Having a live Twitter/Facebook/Blog birth was daring and quite scary…. but was it a step too far? As a blogger my whole life is online for everyone to see and I tend to tell…

  • Birth story from Scatty Mummy

    This week birth story comes from Scatty Mummy that blogs over at Life,love and diving with boys. As you know I’m due/was on 2nd of December so she was kind to write her birth story for my blog. (This is a scheduled post). With no further add from me I give you Scatty Mummy’s birth story: Mum of two boys under four and married to Scatty Dad. I’ve quite aptly named myself Scatty Mum of Boys and I blog over at Life, Love and Living with Boys. I write about life with my two cheeky monkeys and as I am a Peer Supporter, I also like to write about breastfeeding…

  • We are waiting….

    Today is the 29th of November. I’m due to give birth in 2 days time and although I thought that my baby girl will arrive by now we are still waiting…. I remember that with boogie my water broke two days before my due date and in some ways I was hoping it will happen again today. My pains been coming and going for the past couple of weeks too. Not sure if the pains were just Braxton Hicks or normal contractions…they seem a bit too string to be only BH though… I’m wondering if in some ways I’m stopping myself to get into labour. I do worry a lot…

  • Pregnancy diary week 39 – short version

    I can’t believe I’m 39 weeks pregnant! I actually thought that this baby will arrive early…but this baby girl is exactly like her sister so she will probably arrive on her due date – 1st of December. My bump is rather big now and plus my face is way fatter than it was last week for example! Hubby blames the two tubes of ice cream that I had last week! LOL! I guess is what’s suppose to happen in the last week isn’t?!? See picture below – I grown in my bump but my back too: Yup! The only way I could describe myself now is…HUGE! Also if you saw…