So, my perfect little boy is 3 months old now and finally tonight sitting down and looking at him I decided to write this.
I was given a leaflet at an early scan about One to One and decided I would have a look into it. Anyway, I called One to One and was told a midwife (Catherine) would come to see me, they assured me if I wasn’t happy I could easily say, and another midwife would see me, this was never an issue.
As soon as I met Catherine she was one of the sweetest, most reassuring and calm person I’d ever met. I spoke about all my feelings and how scared I felt again about having a baby. (I have a boy and a girl Iris 7 and Leonard 5). We spoke about my previous births and although iris was premature I’d had quite simple deliveries.
Catherine asked me if I’d ever considered a homebirth, I hadn’t but loved the thought of it. My whole pregnancy and the more Catherine came to see me, the more I felt secure and happy to have a home birth so the plan was on.
Closer to my due date my waters broke, Catherine was there every second I needed her and assured me as long as baby was ok my home birth could go forward. So luckily within 48 hours I was in labour in my home. Catherine was there, and I couldn’t be happier, she was my rock throughout the whole pregnancy and I was so grateful she was by side right now. My other two children came home from school, went upstairs and within an hour I’d given birth to my (our) baby boy, son, baby brother Arthur. Catherine and Ming were beyond amazing and the comfort they made me feel after was amazing.
My healthy baby boy was born in my own home with my children by my side and my partner and they both made that possible for us. They had taken down the pool helped me wash and made me comfortable without it seeming like a job. Arthur was delivered at 3.15 and within a couple of hours I laid on my own couch in disbelief. I had ever delivered him in my lounge. No one can imagine this feeling until you experience it. I also had Tina as my MaMA and she was there with me through the tears and pain as I tried to breast feed. I struggled massively and felt guilt as I couldn’t manage it but Tina helped me a lot.
I CAN NOT EXPRESS MY FEELINGS ENOUGH ABOUT THIS SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE THESE LADIES HAVE GIVEN ME. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH LADIES. YOU ARE EVERYTHING AND MORE XX