Hey lovelies! 🌟 It’s high time I shared my incredible positive home birth story, three months after welcoming my little bundle of joy.
These past months have been a whirlwind, and I’m still in awe of being a mother of two. Gratitude fills my heart as I reflect on this journey, embracing the challenges that led to Nami’s arrival just as I envisioned, with a few twists along the way.
Gratitude flows for the love and support during my pregnancy, driven by a desire for a different birthing experience after a traumatic one with Ty eight years ago.
Upon discovering my pregnancy, I delved into research, discovering the Positive Birth company’s digital course and hypnobirthing, transforming my perspective.
A Pause in Plans?
Surges all day suddenly halted around 5 PM one day—unexpected, disappointing, yet probably a blessing. A sinus infection and bladder issues struck, demanding attention before the anticipated birth journey.
A week post-antibiotics, surges started at 4:30 AM, losing my mucous plug. Initially calm, surges intensified throughout the day. Family, doula on standby, yet part of me believed it could be a false alarm.
For those of you who don’t know what that is, a mucous plug pretty much seals the cervix and prevents any bacteria entering the uterus.
Into the Storm!
By evening, surges were closer. At 8 PM, every 10 minutes; at 10 PM, every 7 minutes. Midnight brought them to 5 minutes apart, signaling it was time to alert the doula. Amidst the intensity, a curious baking incident unfolded as my partner decided it was pumpkin pie o’clock.
Mid-labor, B proudly baked a pumpkin pie to cheer me up, but the tray’s unexpected detachment turned our living room into an accidental pie art exhibit. The challenges of multitasking during childbirth!
A Night to Remember!
As surges intensified, doula and midwives were called. Surges at 3 minutes meant it was go-time. Internal exams indicated I was 8 cm dilated, surprising yet reassuring. The birthing pool plan shifted to the couch, my body pushing naturally.
The Dance of Birth!
With every surge, I felt it all—a stark contrast from my medicated birth experience with Ty. Pushing became a teasing dance, a rollercoaster of emotions. Eighteen minutes later, our encaul-born Nami made his entrance, a culmination of pain, joy, and triumph.
Embracing the Joy!
Munchkin arrived on a Tuesday morning, and these 14 weeks have been a journey of love and joy. For anyone considering a home birth, hypnobirthing is a game-changer, and a Positive Birth company course is a solid recommendation.
Munchkin was born on a Tuesday morning. It’s been 14 weeks since his arrival and life has certainly been different but it’s been full of love and so much joy.
Stay tuned for more insights and recommendations in my upcoming post. If you enjoyed this, share it, and let’s keep the conversation going. Would you opt for a home birth? Share your thoughts below.
Until next time, cherish the life you’re living!