What to expect from a labor induction (by a mom who’s had 3)

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Lying in a hospital bed with monitor straps around my huge belly, I was a mess of fears and emotions. My second baby was ten days overdue and I was about to be induced. Even though I knew I was in safe hands, I couldn’t help worrying about my baby and feeling scared of what …

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How hypnobirthing helped me cope with the pain of childbirth

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I remember the moment my daughter was born so vividly. It was the proudest moment of my life. I stood, leaning over the hospital bed as the midwife caught her and passed her up so I could see and hold her for the first time. Still standing up at the end of my labour, pushing her …

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Getting induced? Read these real-life induced labor stories from 7 moms

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I’ve been induced three times – with all of my babies. Each time I waited patiently for my due date and then 1, 2, 3 ….up to 10 days after. Finally, I would agree to be induced again, comforting myself half-jokingly with the thought that I must just have a comfy womb. Looking back, I …

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9 things I wish I knew before I had my baby

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Before my first baby was born I had so many ideas of how the birth would go. I imagined an active and natural labour, midwife-led and involving a birthing pool. The birth I got involved instead a lot of doctors and some forceps. And an epidural. Births are unpredictable things and you’re about to go through something …

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