Giving birth in Germany
On the twelfth day after my due date my true love gave to me: a baby, finally! Pots of “Eisenkrauttee” (verbena tea) infused with ginger, cinnamon and cloves left me feel rather christmassy in August. It’s a mixture that’s supposed to help induce labour. It didn’t help in my case though and in the end I had to be induced at the hospital. But if you’re looking for a nice Christmas tea and/or would like to bring on labour naturally, I’m sharing the recipe below!
Having a baby in the UK
Edit 11/12/2021: Even though it wasn’t the kind of birth I had envisaged, I’ve always felt fully supported and listened to by health care staff. And especially after my positive second birth I’ve found my peace with how it all went. It’s 4am in the morning on the 31st of May and I wake up to go for a wee. Still half asleep, I feel a popping sensation in my belly and I can’t seem to stop weeing. That must be it, my waters have broken!