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.
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