On the 22nd July 2017 our family grew by one . One perfect little lady completed us. Mabel May Magovern was born at 2:34am weighing 8lb 8oz. Mabel was born at home, in water. It was a very straight forward… View Post

That’s right – we have decided to go for a home birth. Obviously anything could happen and that might not be possible but it’s what we’re planning for and so I thought I would just share the how’s and why’s… View Post

I’m delighted to say that our beautiful baby girl, Elsie, came crashing into the world, weighing 8lb 11oz, on Saturday 21st May 2016.  After two days of mile contractions and symptom spotting labour signs I finally felt the real deal… View Post

It’s called a birth plan for a reason.  It’s a plan.  It’s not set in stone, it might not work out but it’s a plan of how you would like the controllable factors surrounding your birth to be. I didn’t… View Post

Every ache, every pain, every time I have to empty my bowel at a moments notice I’m wondering if these are signs of labour.  Anyway, it got me thinking about my previous labours; what were the signs of impending delivery? I… View Post