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    Birth story: The after

    I recently wrote about the birth of my daughter, Poppy, in an incredibly long post, so I thought it would be best to write the rest separately. In the various birth stories I have read and watched before I haven’t seen anything about the afterbirth part. But for me this was probably the worst part of it all so I thought I would write about it here. So Poppy was born and we were enjoying our first moments together. In my birth plan I had opted to have the injection to help get the afterbirth and placenta out so it was time to get that injected into me. I had…

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    What’s in My Hospital Bag?

    Packing my hospital bag was probably one of the most stressful parts of preparing for birth. I mean, obviously thinking about the whole labour etc was stressful but I couldn’t really prepare for that part. I must have unpacked and repacked my bag an uncountable amount of times. I had a vague idea of what needed to be in the bag but I wasn’t 100% sure. Thankfully when we took a tour of the birthing centre at the hospital they provided us with a list of what we would need which was helpful to tick off. I tried to pack the best I could and include everything I needed but…