Mums Name: Charlotte
Babys Name: Freddie
Birth weight: 9lb 2oz
How long was your labour? 29 hours
What pain relief did you use, if any? Gas and air at the beginning and then had an epidural at 6cm.
Charlotte had planned to attend antenatal classes but unfortunately they were all full when she came to book them. Despite this she decided to take labour as it came and didn’t set her heart on anything in particular in case it didn’t happen the way she wanted to it. One thing she was certain of though was that she wanted her boyfriend and her Mum with her as her birth partners. Freddie arrived 3 days after due date, and all went well despite the risk of potential pre-eclampsia during labour. Charlotte and Freddie went home to start life as a family 3 days after his birth.
Charlotte’s advice to other Mums – Take labour as it comes and don’t be afraid to ask for support and help in any situation birth and post birth.
Joshua’s advice to other birth partners – Be as supportive as you can and ensure you have a strong mindset through the process.