As regular readers will know, back in September I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Dylan. I’ve already written about how I kept active during pregnancy, from keeping fit in the first trimester to running Boston Marathon when I was 17 weeks pregnant. I have also documented who I recommend for a healthy, fit pregnancy in Dubai. So now, it’s time to talk about my natural birth experience!
Until now, I had not spoken about Dylan’s birth itself, and what better way to finally talk about it than with the lovely Peta over at Life School ME. Peta is expecting a baby girl in July, and so series two of the Life School Podcast is dedicated to Bumps and Babies, and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
Below is a clip from my interview with Peta – as you can see, Dylan was there too! The recording was made back in February before Covid-19 had really taken hold, back in the days when I used to take Dylan everywhere with me. In the clip, I talk about how my labour started (hint: it wasn’t anything like I believed it would be…my waters broke first at 16:20pm, when I was lead to believe labour usually started at night and with contractions). I also talk about an amazing experience I had with one of my dogs whilst I was labouring at home!
To listen to the rest of the interview about my pregnancy and natural birth experience, head on over to the Life School You Tube channel, or hit download on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher. In the episode, you’ll hear me talk about:
- How I found out I was pregnant
- My pregnancy in general and how I stayed active/why I ran Boston Marathon
- How I used hypnobirthing and Dylan’s birth story
- Postpartum struggles and my issues with breastfeeding
- My advice for all the new Mamas out there!
Please do remember that this was recorded pre-Covid and so some of the things I say are sadly not applicable at the moment. If you’re pregnant, do check with your healthcare provider to see what the current guidelines are.
I hope you enjoy the podcast as much as we loved recording it! Please do let us know your thoughts 🙂 And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.