Lara and Ant’s Calm Waterbirth

Congratulations to new parents Lara and Ant on the birth of their first baby Arthur Wigbert Edwards.

I met up with them last week to talk through their experiences.

Here’s some snippets from their story:

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f0 Lara’s surges
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f0 built up quite quick and Lara stayed busy for as long as possible…until she couldn’t ignore them any more.

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f0 Lara used a TENS machine to start with and stayed up right and mobile throughout.

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f0 Ant rang me in early labour for some support and reassurance…and I was more than happy to help.

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f0 The couple stayed at home until the surges
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f0 were every 2 minutes.

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f0 Lara had her headphones on for a lot of the labour…to help her tune inwards and stay focused and free from distractions.

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f0 Lara was 8cm dilated when she arrived at the Sapphire Suite. The staff didn’t think she was in active labour when the couple first arrived.

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f0 Arthur was born in the pool. The couple showed me the video the midwife made of the birth….oh my god…Lara birthed SO calmly and courageously…I filled up watching it!!!

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f0 Lara commented that Ant was so reassuring throughout labour…especially when she got tired…"he talked me through each and every surge
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f0 "…what a birth partner…I might have to hire him out!

And…just what I wanted to hear…

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f0 The couple said "the birth went really well. We both really enjoyed it…it was amazing! With your help, we had the birth we wanted to bring our beautiful boy into the world"
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Thank you so much. You were great to teach and you are such calm, attentive and loving parents.

If you want to prepare for birth like Lara and Ant…drop me a message.

Love Rachel xxx

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