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When Kirra Givanni wrote about her drug-free birth experience on Facebook, she was torn to shreds by other mums. But why?
Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.
Just after Heather's daughter Sarah was born, Heather felt an overwhelming desire to lick her clean.
I can't help feeling I've been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I'll never get the chance.
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Delivering her son at home made Sarah Cronan feel strong, powerful and, quite simply, euphoric, she writes.
I couldn't imagine running without an iPod to drown out the sound of me dying. Will it work for labour?
"I thought, surely it can't be this cruisy," says Trae Flett who joked her way through her second labour, and even enjoyed a pizza.
"The last thing I remember is emergency people coming, and that's it"
For me, there was only one birth option that would help keep my physical and mental wellbeing intact.
An American woman is suing her hospital, claiming she was forced into a caesarean.
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