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Twice The Love: Layla Valerie and Harper Patricia's Birth Story

Lauren McLeod

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Twice The Love: Layla Valerie and Harper Patricia's Birth Story

On Monday the 15th of April, I had arrived at Fiona Stanley Hospital at 5:30am after waking up to the loss of my mucus plug. I was only 34 weeks pregnant, this was my second pregnancy, and the only difference was that I had two babies growing inside me! The doctor who had saw me told me to go home as my babies hadn’t opened their bowels so it was nothing to worry about and discharged me at 8am. I didn’t feel comfortable so I had booked in to see my OB. I arrived at his office and was placed...


Thursday's Child: How Bowie Kenneth McLeod Came Into The World

Lauren McLeod

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Thursday's Child: How Bowie Kenneth McLeod Came Into The World

It was 3am on Wednesday the 9th of August 2017. I had only just gotten to sleep after being in and out of bed since about 10pm with a constant, uncomfortable, period-like ache in my lower abdomen. I was nearly a week overdue and convinced that I'd be pregnant forever, when I woke up to a gush of fluid in my underwear. It wasn't enough to soak the sheets (thank god - who can be bothered changing bed sheets at 3am!) but it was enough to wake me. I went to the bathroom and cleaned myself up, and then went...