This is how I prepared before birth and what actually happened during my birth. Everyone has a different experience and every baby has a unique way of entering the world but it’s good to know what happens to others so you know what decisions you would want to make if you are faced with the same issues.
My Experience I tried unsuccessfully to have a home-birth so luckily I already had researched what I needed to pack to bring to the hospital. Now I, probably like you, thought I was going to have a straight forward normal vaginal birth with a little tearing. So for myself I wanted to know what I … Continue reading packing your hospital bag
33 Hours of Agony My Experience Every pregnancy and birth is different for every person and every baby – this is my story which will be unique to me but hopefully my experience will help other women understand what can happen and make their own choices. My due date was Thursday September 17 – my … Continue reading my drug-free home-birth to drugged up hospital experience
My Experience I’m an American living with my English husband in the UK. My husband unfortunately has no family to rely on or help us because his mom died when he was 17 and his dad passed right before we got married – they were both only children. He has two older brothers but one … Continue reading why I hired a doula
My Experience I didn’t elect to have a c-section – it was actually the last thing I wanted. But unfortunately I had to have one as I got stuck at 7cm and had no more energy after 30 hours of labor. Randomly my two closest friends have also had c-sections – my one friend already … Continue reading what a c-section feels like during & after