Posts tagged birth stories
Rachel's Birth Story

Let me start off by saying that I have two BEAUTIFUL, healthy children that I was blessed to give birth naturally to. I know natural birthing is quite a controversial subject these days. Between the many statistics, opinions (medical and otherwise,) pressure from friends and family, and those who insist that not giving birth naturally is nothing to be ashamed of, it can be quite confusing when deciding which course to take. While I do my best to never judge another mother’s choices, I do know that certain decisions and actions can contribute to a healthier and more enjoyable birth (Yup, that’s right. Enjoyable.) I’d like to share some of my experiences and maybe a few comparisons between both of my birth stories.......

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The Birth of Loralai Elaine

I had one LONG and INTENSE contraction the whole time I was up and quickly went to go lay back down. I was feeling pretty sick and started to wonder if I wasn't going into the transition phase as I remembered feeling that way with Hayes. But I thought that surely it couldn't be the case as my contractions were still so inconsistent and not quite 2-3 minutes apart. I was definitely starting to lose control of my emotions. Nate was airing up the birth pool and I was feeling pretty concerned about everything that was happening. Just as I was having another contraction, my sister stepped in the door. I felt my water break, which I immediately told her, and I felt the baby’s head drop.

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