Ilana van Lingen’s Birth Story

Ilana van Lingen’s Birth Story

Gender: Twins – 1 girl and 1 boy Name: Liam and Liana Born: 7 August 2020 Due date: 10 September 2021 Weight: 2.5kg each Planned: An unmedicated water birth at a maternity clinic Actual: Natural birth at a hospital Duration: 2 hours from water breaking Pain relief: No...

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Berna Hancke-Coles’ Birth Story

Berna Hancke-Coles’ Birth Story

VERY POSITIVE experience, even though it took a day or two for me to process everything. First time parents Gender: Known baby boy Name: Bastian Hancke-Coles Born: 21 March 2021 (38+6) Due date: 28 March 2021 Weight: 2.84kg Planned: Water birth at Maternity Clinic...

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What to Dou-la! Why choose a doula

What to Dou-la! Why choose a doula

Giving birth can be a frightening prospect, especially if you’re single. Romy Titus talks about her decision to use a doula. In July 2016, I realised that I would be expecting my first child. I was 35 at the time: a go-getter, career driven, goal oriented individual....

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