Ever just felt like pregnancy and birth sucks and you’reRead More
There are so. many. reasons. why I am rarely ever impressed with a medical team – because they completely disregard one of the most important factors of the birth experience – the LONG LASTING emotional affects of birth. The emotional affects of the way a mother is treated on her milk supply, her postpartum experience, her parenting experience, and her empowerment.5 responses
No one directed me to push, no bright lights were turned on, everyone whispered so as not to interrupt my focus, I was never told to do anything, but asked. I was fortunate to have a wonderful hospital birth in which my wishes were respected and every effort was made to make my experience everything I wanted it to be. I would not describe my labor as painful, but uncomfortable. My pelvic bone felt like it could break into 2 pieces at any time, but I never fought it or yelled or cried or anything. I just breathed. I was relaxed, calm, and I felt in control the whole 3.5hrs of labor. I realize I was probably in labor on Sunday, I just didn’t know it.