Birth Stories

On this page, you can read more about the babies that I have delivered.  The stories are arranged by home births first and then hospital births further down the page.  The stories are in date order with the new entries at the bottom of each section.

Home (Water) Births

Birthing story of Ella Kathleen

born 06 April 2011 at 08.28am and weighed 3.6kg

“It could not have been more natural, normal and relaxed.  I felt proud of what we had achieved – working together, Ella, myself and Steve.”

Birthing story of Caitlin Jane 

born 16 August 2011 at 17:14 and weighed 3.74kg

“I was having a natural home birth. I had to believe that my body would know what to do.”

Birthing story of Leonardo Anthony 

born Monday 19 September 2011 at 2.24am

“Looking into the depths of your face and eyes, you remind me of the place before this one, where God resides.”

Birthing story of Michael

born Wednesday 21 December 2011 at 6.45pm

“I have been really proud of achieving this natural, unmedicated birth in the comfort of my own home, with very little pain or discomfort.”

Read Tasniem’s amazing story about her five births, with her last baby born at home ***NEW***

“I have and will continue to recommend Angela to everyone I know. I not only recommend a midwife for a home birth, but also as your primary caregiver for hospital births. A happy and secure mother makes for a positive birthing experience.”

Hospital Natural Births

Birthing story of Aslan

born 23 August 2011

“Despite the complications of premature delivery, I was still able to have the birth I’d been hoping and planning for, and I’m so grateful that I did.”

Birthing story of Finn

born 13 February 2012, VBAC

“So when your brother was born via emergency caesarean section, we promised our second child that we’d do whatever we could to encourage a normal, drug free and safe birth.”

Birthing story of Wouter 

born 4 June 2012, weighing 3.7 kg, VBAC

“If you are considering a VBAC, I would truly recommend it. Just choose your care provider carefully, it makes the world of difference knowing you don’t have to worry.”

Birthing story of Cole 

born 28 August 2012, VBAC

“It was a incredible experience and I’d recommend Angela to anyone! I got my VBAC  in contravention of  South African best practice and would encourage other moms-to-be who want to experience labour and give birth naturally to do so.”

Birthing story of Luke ***NEW***

born 26 February 2012, Hospital Water birth

“I remember asking Angela when I should push – in my first labour; this had been an explicit instruction: and I was struck by her answer, which I will never forget. She said, ‘You will know when to push, just trust your body’.”

Hospital Emergency C-Sections

Birthing story of Benji

born 3rd February 2011, weighing 4,310 kg

“As much as I wanted a normal birth, things do change, my birth was still a great experience, my husband was very supportive, Glynnes was a great midwife, and my boy was a big healthy tank!”

Hospital Planned C-Sections

Birthing story of Rio, Breech Position

born 7th February 2011, weighing 3,490kg

“My obstetrician Dr Searle was happy to let me wait until my due date before cutting me open (which is nearly unheard of), I think I made it very clear how unhappy I was to be having a caesarian… I tried my luck at trying to convince her and Angela to maybe try a natural birth… a big resounding NO was heard!”

Angela The Midwife