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A Home Birth & Water Birth in County Galway, Ireland

Eleanore and her partner James contacted Private Midwives to discuss having a home birth for the arrival of their third child.

Eleanore had already experienced a homebirth with Private Midwives for her second child and knew that the support she had previously received was exactly what she wanted again. Our midwife, Ann Bargh was at hand again to provide the support and guidance for the arrival of their beautiful baby daughter, Lillyanne Lynn.

Eleanore has kindly shared her birth story experience and some great pictures of the moment the latest edition to her family came into the world:

Eleanore's Homebirth Experience:

  • You should see the looks I get when I say the birth experience of my third daughter was a dreamy and magical experience.

    The birth played out exactly how I visualized it would. Contractions started to develop around dinner time and by the time we put our older two children to bed I was certain that labor was progressing. My partner, James, and I came downstairs and busily began creating my dream birth space with birth pool, music, essential oils, and dim lights.

    Being 8 days overdue I was in constant communication with our incredible, midwife, Ann. She arrived over as things were beginning to become consistent as did our wonderful friend, Siobhan.

    We laughed, talked, and listened to music. I quietly paused and breathed through each contraction. James and Ann supported me with acupressure and rebozo until the pool was ready and I asked if I could get in.

    Contractions progressed, gently ramping until I knew it was time. James reminded me to breathe as my body gently and instinctively pushed our baby daughter earth side. I scooped her from the water and lifted her into the magical space we had created for her arrival.

    I am so happy with the choice we made to birth our third baby at home (our 2nd home birth). I felt so empowered, relaxed, and supported. Ann was gently noninvasive, and trusted my body to know what to do. She guided us through two pregnancies and trusted me and my body to birth Lily in a way she was confident I knew how to.

    I can’t recommend the incredible experiences we have had with Private Midwives Ireland more. If you are curious about home birth just call and have the chat. You won’t be disappointed. And for any women birthing with Ann you couldn’t have a more incredible birth keeper to support you through your journey.”

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