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Danielle's Birth Story

Danielle's Birth Story

In hindsight, I was obviously in labour. From about lunch time on, I’d been having tummy cramps and back pains not unlike those announcing a heavy period. It was Good Friday, 9 days before my due date, and I’d been looking forward to a long weekend off. Being self-employed, I had worked almost right up until the end. My short maternity leave was spent ticking off the long baby-to-do list following our recent move to South London. Kev, my other half, had warned me every time I mentioned just how much we were going to relax during Easter: “Dani, you’re jinxing it! If you say that one more time you’ll definitely go into labour on Good Friday!” Let’s just say that sometimes, just sometimes, he’s right…