Rowena Cooke @rowiecooke – Coburg based Postpartum Doula @andthen_postpartum and Mother of two shares her birthing experiences with children- Sonny born Jan 2018, Rua born Oct 2020 and her angel baby born at 12.5 weeks in Nov 2019.
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“I’ve had three completely different birth and postpartum experiences. A really traumatic emergency c- section with my first due to foetal distress, with ZERO support afterwards.
“My second birthing experience was of our angel baby (with down-syndrome) at 12.5 weeks, which was horrific — 7 hours in an emergency room, gushing blood and enduring a very painful ‘labour’/miscarriage. Followed by a D&C under general.
“My life changing and healing third birth experience was with my youngest daughter Rua, who was born at home, VBAC, with the support of two private midwives and a doula.