Birth Stories: Mia

For the birth of my third child, I went back to the same hospital in Athens where I’d given birth to my second. With the difference that now I knew the system and so I was prepared for what was coming. I knew I wouldn’t get a cosy, intimate, relaxed birth and I knew I would be separated from my newborn baby, so I adjusted my expectations accordingly. Continue reading

Birth Stories: Lily

All three of my girls were born naturally without any pain relief. They were all born in public hospitals with whichever doctor/midwife was on call. They were all born on a Saturday and each one of them was 10 days late. But every birth is different. Continue reading