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Induced Birth Mothers' Stories

Becci Barker, East Morton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, UK Photo: At First Sight Two different experiences of induced birth  When I fell pregnant with my second child I was overjoyed, but at the back of my mind lurked the worry that I might have to endure another long and traumatic labor. During my first pregnancy, I booked a home birth and practiced natal hypnotherapy, but I ended up...

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Breastfeeding: A Leap of Faith Mothers' Stories

Alexandra O’Leary, Sittingbourne, Kent, UK   Alexandra had a difficult start to breastfeeding and had to make a leap of faith. My waters broke early at 36 weeks and six days. Sixty hours later my little girl, Jemima, was born following induction via mid-forceps [an obstetric operation in which forceps are applied to the baby’s head when it has reached the midplane of the mother’s pelvis]. I’d...

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The Six-month Milestone Mothers' Stories

Christina Gallo Nizic, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  A mother’s reflections on reaching her son’s six-month milestone. Committing to exclusively breastfeeding is one of the hardest things that I have ever done. I always thought that instinct would take over and I would just know how to breastfeed. This was not the case. Ten days after the due date for the arrival of my first baby, I...

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