Mia's Birth Story


December the 3rd 2009 I had a huge argument with my Mother. She wanted to be my birthing partner but I wanted my Dad. If you read my blog regularly, you might know that I am not close to my Mother at all. December the 4th, I had my consultant appointment. My Dad came with me. I got called in and my consultant did his usual questions such as how was I and so on. He then took my blood pressure. My blood pressure was high and suspected start of pre-eclampsia. He told me because of the liver disorder {Obstetric Cholestasis} and high blood pressure, he wanted me to be induced. Labour ward was full that day so he wanted me to phone in early morning the next day.


I went home, all nervous but also quite excited. I made sure everything was packed ready. I couldn't sleep well that night and I woke up before 8am so we could phone labour ward. They had a room for me and told me to come up for 9am, which we did. As I arrived, I was extremely nervous. The lovely midwife sat at the end of the room near the bed and asked me a few questions about my birthing plan. I also mentioned that I did not want to hear if my Mother had phoned whilst I was in labour and that she was not allowed in to the room if she ever did try {she didn't}. Midwife was all fine with it.


Within half an hour or so, she broke my waters and asked me to have a walk around the hospital and come back within 20-30 minutes or sooner if I felt contractions come on more. My Dad was my rock. He really did help me. He phoned Mia's Dad to tell him I had been induced and was at the hospital. But he didn't want to come and said he was currently going to a rugby game. As I arrived back to the labour room the contractions weren't strong enough so they asked me to go again. I only managed 10 or so minutes this time and I had to go back because my contractions were getting stronger and regular. They still weren't very happy about the contractions so that is when they put me on the drip.

The drip really did change things. The contractions were worse. The midwives saw that I was struggling and wasn't coping very well. They offered diamorphine, at first I said no but in the end I said yes. It did help ease the contractions a little but not much. My Dad had to go out of the room for a bit to calm down as he was getting really upset, which I don't blame him. My Nain and Taid came into the room sometime during labour, but I can't remember it properly. I only remember my Taid looking really pale and unwell! They weren't there for long {Don't blame them haha!}.

I honestly can not remember much from then onwards up until I started pushing. It took 29 minutes {to be exact} to push her out and I was convinced she was stuck or didn't want to come out. All of a sudden, she was out. At 7:12pm, weighing 8lbs 9oz, my baby girl was out. She was put straight on top of me. I just couldn't believe it. I was a Mam. My baby girl was in my arms. She was a spitting image of her Dad. It was a shame he wasn't there but that was his choice. I got to spend that amazing moment with my Dad.

It truly was amazing.

15 comments

  1. Everyone's birth story is so different, I love reading these! What beautiful photographs too, absolutely precious x

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  2. Aww I love hearing birth stories :) It's not often you hear how supportive a granddad is during birth so I loved this side of it x

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  3. Shame that her dad wasn't there to witness it but no fault of your own. Lovely story to read :)

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  4. Is it weird that i love reading others birth stories? it's amazing how everyone is so different! no matter how hard or difficult it is, it's all worth it in the end. i'm tempted to write u my own before the memory completely fades haha!

    Cydney x

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  5. I'm so glad that your dad was such a huge support to you and that he was there for such a special moment x

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  6. Lovely story to read, I absolutely adore reading birth stories.

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  7. I love reading birth stories. she is adorable

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  8. thats so wonderful you have such a close relationship with your dad, how amazing he was there for you at such an important time in your life x

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  9. I am so glad you could share those moments with your dad.#justanotherlinky

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  10. How lovely to reflect and look back on these memories :-) thanks for sharing and hosting #justanotherlinky

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  11. High fives to your Dad!! 🖐🏻🖐🏻 Love a birth story, I get emotional every time- don't even get me started on One Born Every Minute 😀 X #justanotherlinky

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  12. can't imagine being there for the birth of my kid, but I guess everybody is different. Awesome that your dad was there as an example of what fatherhood is supposed to look like #justanotherlinky

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  13. That's so unusual having your dad as your birthday partner! I once interviewed someone who also had their dad there and she said he was amazing toox #justanotherlinky

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  14. I love a birth story, your dad totally rocks for supporting you. #justanotherlinky x

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  15. Lovely story and great experience for your dad too #justanotherlinky

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