Saturday, December 3, 2016

My Birth Story

Wow, time has flown by and I wanted to share my birth story before it leaves my brain. So, I awoke to just another chilly, rainy fall day. My sister was visiting so we went for our morning hike. During the hike I was feeling so minor pains at 10 am and they seemed to stop. Later in the day I was still having very light pains so I took a bath to relax. I must say this is my first baby and I was in my 40th week.

Fast forward to 5:45pm and I was really feeling the contractions animal sounds and laying in frog pose. My sister was a life saver calling the midwife updating her on my progress. We finally left close to 6pm and of all days traffic was horrible and the rain was pelting down. The midwifery clinic was 30 minutes away. My water broke in the car which made me nervous and I got louder. I was pushing in the car and we pulled up to the door and she started crowning as I walked down the stairs. My midwife had to place her hand between my legs. I almost didn't make it to the bed and she was born!

The overall experience was amazing and still hard to believe.