We got to the hospital I had pre-registered at — yet still had to fill out more paperwork (has anyone else had to do this during labor? By the time I finally got up to my room, I wasn’t even a centimeter dilated. That didn’t sit right with me, however, and thankfully James, Yvonne and my doctor all stood by my instinct to stay in the hospital.Within two hours I was dilated to nine and having pushing contractions. My doctor told me that my best shot at having a vaginal birth was to get an epidural and see if my muscles would relax enough to get Olivia into a better position for delivery.With its stunning coastline and thriving nightlife, Bournemouth has been home to a surprising number of celebrities.If the town had its own wall of fame, these actors, musicians, comedians and sporting stars would definitely top the list: Christian Bale The Oscar winning actor and star of The Dark Knight and American Psycho attended Bournemouth School until the age of 16.He earned a reputation as a method actor after he lost 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist and has been recently nominated for his second Oscar for his leading role in American Hustle.Tony Hancock One of Britain’s best-known comedians and actors was brought up in Bournemouth where his father worked as an entertainer at the Railway Hotel in Holdenhurst Road.He gained 17 England caps between and has a house in Branksome Park which he shares with his wife Louise.
I had seen Ricki Lake‘s documentary and crossed my fingers that the Pitocin wouldn’t lead me to an emergency cesarean.
Born in 1919 as the youngest of four children, he attended St Michael’s School in Bournemouth and spent much of his earlier life in the area.
Max Bygraves The comedian, singer and actor made twenty Royal Variety Performances and presented numerous programmes including Family Fortunes.
Thankfully, Olivia’s heart rate remained strong and after another two hours of pushing, many second winds and the help of a vacuum, Olivia was born on Sept. For Joshua, I chose the same doctor, the same doula Yvonne, and the same hospital.
But this time, at 37 weeks, there was a difference: I discovered Joshua was breech.