Being a birthing partner; First thoughts

Wednesday, 3 February 2016
My Niece!

Back last summer I had a text from my sister saying that she needed to talk to me and in a split second, call it sister’s intuition, I knew she was having a baby. 

My younger and only sister, who I still think of as a child is about to embark on a huge adventure. Whilst I am crazy excited now – we are just a week off her due date – I will hold my hands up and say that my initial reaction was shocked, angry and a little bit upset. Those thoughts aside, the numerous hospital appointments, scans and classes have bought us closer in a way that I never thought would happen. 

I am extremely proud of her and how she’s handled every step of the pregnancy. I also never thought I would be this protective over her either.

 Emily’s due date is the 11th February so I’m going to document the lead up to the birth and the birth from a birthing partner's point of view.

22 comments:

  1. It's a wonderful thing to be asked! Good luck with it all.

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  2. What an amazing experience, I was stand in birthing partner years ago if my friends husband was away, but luckily he was there. I will be watching for updates x

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  3. How exciting, good luck to your sister with the whole birth. Once you hold your niece/ nephew it will be worth it all x

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  4. Eke how exciting! I'm the younger sister and my sister was 6 weeks behind in her pregnancy when I was pregnant so it was nice to have that support.

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  5. Wow, how exciting! Best of luck with it all

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  6. Oh wow. Good luck with it all. I would love to be a birthing partner now that I have had my kids.

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  7. ooh what a wonderful thing to be asked, best of luck x

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  8. I think that is amazing that you get to experience that with her.

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  9. What a lovely bond you share, it's lovely that you are there supporting her all the way.

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  10. I'm sure this will be an amazing bonding experience! Will be interested to hear your thoughts on it after the birth :)

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  11. oh I would love to be a birthing partner I have had 6 kids myself yet would love to be there someone else

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  12. Aw good luck to you and her, it is so good of you to be her birthing partner. What an incredible once in a lifetime experience!

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  13. Good luck to your sister, I'm sure you'll be a very good birthing partner as you already have that empathy!

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  14. She's lucky to have you in her corner as a support system. I'm glad you'll be her birthing partner too.

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  16. How exciting to become an auntie! I have a 10 year old niece and I love her to bits!

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  17. What an honour to be asked. I would weep all the way through I think.

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  18. Ekk how exciting for you both! Enjoy the journey with your sister. x

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  19. Awww, how exciting and what an amazing experience. I'd love ot be a Birthing partner :) xx

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  20. As an Auntie of 9, I can only tell you it is an amazing journey x

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  21. I'm looking forward to seeing your point of view.

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  22. Best of luck and congratulations to your sister x

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