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Birth Diaries: "Despite all my research, I still had a birth I didn’t know could happen."
Giving birth while there's a COVID-19 outbreak is stressful. And many new parents feel incredibly alone.
There really are folks out there naming their kid 'Sanitizer.'
"The feeling of forceps was awful – a smear test is nothing in comparison. But I was focusing on my daughter after 52 hours of labour."
"I fear I lost my sister to this idea that women’s lives are incomplete until they’ve been through childbirth."
"I’d already had one hospital birth and one home birth – I knew I wanted a free birth this time."
I chose to give birth without pain relief – but we shouldn't demonise those who do.
Ashlee Wilkenson has had five kiddos, and five very different birth experiences.
"I remember his bright pink face, his loud cry. I just knew he’d be alright."
"Home births aren't as scary as they make out – even if you do transfer in to hospital."