2017 started out as a cracker of a year ahead! We were days away from celebrating our son’s first birthday and only days away from meeting our second child. Well, when I say meeting, I mean catching our first glimpse on an ultrasound TV screen.
We were due in August, which was perfect timing. My auntie - a fellow midwife - was going to be visiting and I couldn’t think of anyone better to share our planned homebirth with. We fell pregnant rather easily - we found out just prior to Christmas w…
We meet - the three of you, one of me and one baby on its journey earthside.
It's calm, it's quiet, it's brightly lit.
The lights go out, it's time to create a birth space for you to relax and open.
Your waves are coming in slow and steady.
You deep breathe through with well-controlled breaths.
Your tens machine is doing its job.
I work slowly around you trying to hide you from the fast paced hospital just outside the door.
I know at any moment that knock on the door will come.
How far along?