Birth Story - Samantha, Chambers Flat QLD 2016
Rainbow Baby Birth Story - Annette P, Forestdale QLD 2015
About 9am on Good Friday morning 25th March 2016, I noticed I was experiencing cramps, they kind of felt like period cramps but heavier. So I spent the day doing fencing in the yard, as you do, and going about my general business. I had a feeling this may be ‘it’ but wasn’t sure as the pains weren’t too intense or unmanageable. I also hadn’t lost my mucous plug and there were no signs of my waters breaking.
As a first time mum these were the things people told me to look out for as indicators of impending labour. I had my hospital bag packed for weeks, because I’m an organiser, and I also had an induction booked for March 30. I tried everything in the lead up to the induction date to get my labour going naturally ...
Breach Birth Story - Tammy, Gleneagle QLD 2015
Most people would say I had a dream pregnancy and for the most part, I did. I suffered no morning sickness, had no medical problems during the pregnancy and really only put on baby weight. What a lot of people didn’t realize is the stress and anxiety that came with this pregnancy.
In November 2014, my husband and I learnt at our 12 weeks ultrasound with our second child, that he had no chance of survival. He had severe hydrops and a large cystic hygroma caused by noonans syndrome. We were advised to terminate the pregnancy but I couldn’t make that choice as if forever question if I had done the right thing. He fought hard but his heart failed him at 20 weeks and I went on to delivering our little boy Ty Benjamin.
Novice to Yoga Teacher - March 2015
I gave birth to my 5th child in August of 2015. My daughter was born a vaginal breech delivery, my second vaginal breach delivery, as my fourth child was also a vaginal breech birth.
I will begin my story at the birth of my fourth child who was my very first vaginal breach birth. When I arrived at the hospital that early evening, the midwife informed me that he was coming out bum first. My doctor had not picked up the fact he was breach during my pregnancy. However, I’m happy to say the staff at Logan Hospital were amazing in helping me deliver my fourth child and my first of two breech births.
My Breast Cancer Story - October 2016
All my life I wanted to do yoga but I actually never started my physical practice until I was 39 years old. My class was at my local gym with the thump of weights dropping on the floor and gym music in the background to test our distractions. My first yoga teacher was a very lovely lady who was down to earth and really encouraging. So it began, my first yoga class, finally! I don’t know what it was but from the first downward facing dog I was hooked. The strength that came from holding poses with stillness and focus on breath was very challenging to me and I was always a very fit person having played various sports since I was 8 years old.
My duty as a yoga teacher is to teach what I know. This includes many forms of yoga, both on and off the mat.
I choose to share my story because breast cancer was not supposed to happen to someone like me! I have no family history, I am a fit and healthy woman of 44 years young, I’m in a healthy weight range, I eat well and by that mainly unprocessed food, I exercise regularly, and I teach and practice yoga.
I have 3 beautiful children aged 24, 21 and 12. My youngest child was successfully breastfed until he was two years old. I’m married to my husband of 16 years. I have 2 grandchildren from my eldest son who is married to the love of his life. I’m pretty blessed and grateful for what I have in my life.
So how did I come to find out I had breast cancer?