Ayla Van Dyk’s Birth Story


Birth story of Ashleigh and Taz on the birth of their daughter Ayla on the 22nd August 2015 – As told by Ashleigh.

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Little miss van dyk made her appearance on the 22-09-15 weighing an amazing 9lb 2.
After having contractions every 3 minutes for one minute and them not getting any stronger I didn’t think I was in established labour.
I went for my term appointment only to be examined and told I was 6cm dilated and admitted to home from home. The pool was ran for us by the time we arrived upstairs but I used my ball and breathing to get through the milder contractions, once I was 8cm we got in the pool and taz helped with massage techniques and I used gas and air for the last 15 minutes to breathe baby out.
We did delayed cord clamping and have one super relaxed baby, who has well and truly established breast feeding and was breathed out in 10 minutes.