En caul birth
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Baby born with amniotic sac intact
Some moms asked me about the differences between this and hospital births. The feeling of having baby in my arms for the first time is the same, but this time round it’s warmth all over - from friendship, and love from hubby, and the water. Hospital environment is cold and the air-cond is too cold (yeah a big issue for me.) Even that made me stressed. Freedom, laughter that made me relax, seeing my baby staring at me underwater, being the first one to lift baby up to my arms... a truly amazing experience and I thank Allah over and over for that.
I, Subashni Jayaretnam gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at home, without any medical intervention, truly natural...and here’s my birth story.
It was an Unexpected Pregnancy. We have just got married last year and right after marriage, the pregnancy test kit gave us a shock that I was expecting a baby. Well, financially we have just spent a fortune on the wedding 2 months ago and now that a baby was coming, this might gave us another financial burden. Well, my mum had always said that it is a gift, because not everybody gets to have children as they wanted.
- Release of membrane at 40weeks, yet baby was born en caul
- Meconium-stained fluid for more than 24hours
- 4.2kg baby was born at 41weeks and 3 days, lovingly welcomed by the whole family
- Sofia Azyze, 5th-time mum who decided to take charge of her birth and had an epic VBA4C at home. (September 2012)
When I got pregnant the second time round, I wondered what I could do to enhance my birth experience. I knew I wanted to be in better control, in contrast to my hospital experience in Hong Kong. As I was telling my friends, I wanted to enjoy and savour every moment of my labour this time round.
It all started when I got pregnant. Like many other women, I was afraid of the labor pain. One day, I tried searching on the internet for painless alternatives to give birth and eventually I found HypnoBirthing.