Laila was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in her third trimester with her first born child. She was told that her baby was going to be too big to give birth to naturally and consequently had to have a planned but completely unwanted caesarean.
For the birth of her second child, Laila decided to focus on increasing the chances that things would go well by planning a home birth where she would have dedicated midwifery support in a comfortable and familiar environment.
Laila decided to use Private Midwives to provide antenatal care, support during a water/home birth and postnatal support. Our midwives, Rene & Tess were at hand for the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Quentin.
Laila has written an extensive account of her experience and sent us some great pictures, so make yourself a cuppa (it's a long birth story!) and enjoy Laila's account of her pregnancy: