SAM T'S BIRTH ...with thanks to Louise & Jamie

Hello! Sam Adam Travis arrived in the world on Friday night weighing in at 7lbs 5ozs.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but the birth was amazing - I really didn't think it would be like the videos you showed us but it was (although I think I was a little bit noisier).

But Sam was clam and relaxed when he arrived in water - and has continued to be like that since (long may it continue!)

The midwife and student midwife who helped deliver him both commented that they hadn't seen a birth like it (one of them had been a midwife for 12 years). I don't think I was particularly amazing, I just think we were so incredibly prepared for birth and so in control due to all the work we did with you.

We've had a little bit if a struggle with feeding (mainly due to incredibly conflicting advice from every single midwife we saw) which meant we were re admitted on sat night. But back home yesterday and we are just enjoying getting to know each other.

So Hollie, from the bottom of our hearts thank you for your wonderful support over the last couple of months. I could write an essay about the birth and the experience, but in summary I don't care how many people thought we were slightly mad and new age to be doing Hypnobirthing - IT WORKS!

Look forward to seeing you in August xx

BIRTH STORIES

WILLA

IVOR

BUZZ

FIN

ARLO

SAM T

FINN

BETSY

SASHA

JACOB

LOUIS

WOODY

AMELIA

HUGO

ISIS

SAM P

MIA

MAX

FLORES

LORDEN

EDEN

ADDY

ISABELLA