I wrote this a few years ago but never shared it. She is six today.
Monday 25th January 2010- I was 38 weeks pregnant with my third child. I had my first two children under the care of a private obstetrician. Both births were induced but quick and no problems until afterwards. I had two PPH’s ( post partum haemorrhages ) after both births. Third time round I changed hospital and went with 100% midwife care. I had a standard appointment that Monday morning where my midwife examined me and told me she felt the baby would arrive sooner rather than later and she’d expect to see me within 48 hours. I didn’t feel it myself and took myself home. Pottered around for the day and gave a thought to finishing packing my labour bag but didn’t get around to that and went for a nap instead. That evening I sat down to my dinner , I felt a bit uncomfortable but no pain. At 7pm my mother phoned me, I assured her all was fine and there would be no baby anytime soon and I would talk to her tomorrow.
7.10pm- I felt a bit of niggle, then a cramp, then it stopped. Continue reading