Discovering IVF

This time last year we were in the midst of our IVF treatment. Until you are a couple having IVF, you never think that you will be. Or at least I had never thought that I would be. It seemed like something which happened to other people, I had never considered that it would happen…

Planning a home birth

Once we knew that we wanted to have a home birth I went about figuring out what we would need. I’ll write a separate post about how I planned for labour and birth generally, but here are a few pointers on what we needed for our home birth.

Why I chose a home birth

When I became pregnant, like most other women, I assumed that I would give birth in a hospital. The thought of a home birth had occasionally flitted through my mind, but I didn’t know much about it and told myself that I wouldn’t with my first child. It was about halfway through my pregnancy, as…

Luna’s birth story…

This is the story of our planned home birth. I have written more about why we decided to stay at home for Luna’s birth and how I prepared for it in separate posts, but here is how it all happened… I woke on the morning of the 23rd November after a really awful night’s sleep….