This expecting mom was afraid that a labor induction would lead her away from the natural birth she wanted.
But in fact, despite the cervadil, pitocin, and epidural, she was able to stay calm and peacefully push out her baby boy in 30 minutes! Her family and friends were nearby to welcome him to the world and all was fine in the end. This reminds us to expect the unexpected, and that we can still embrace our own story, even if it happened differently from the first draft.
Ever feel rushed? Like every day? Taking our time, doing it our way --that's how we want to live but it's not always how we actually live. Then we get to birth and everyone's staring at us, looking at our privates, scrutinizing us with clocks, rates and their own busy schedules. Everyone wants the baby now. Well, they can wait. In fact, they need to wait.
All the small decisions, all the pushes and pulls to care for your baby according to other people's expectations or to "norms" begin to pile up and by the time delivery comes you're half sure you know what you're doing and half sure you should have read just one more book or attended just one more class or maybe...you don't know what to think! Does any woman ever feel 100% ready for this birth, not your sister's or your mother's, not your first child's or maybe your third's but this birth, this unique moment that is happening now.
Pregnancy and summer don't always go hand in hand. Yet, a lot of births take place late summer into fall. So, what' a lady to do, to keep her spirits up and her swelling down? Well, we'd like to recommend some of the blogs we know and love.
Pregnant Chicken will have you laughing in no time flat. Her series of Awkward Pregnancy Photos will make you feel better about your own awkward moments of life with a bump.
Girlie Girl Army is for the Glamazon inside all of us. You may not...