My Birth Story – Part 1

very mother has a birth story...

Every mother has a birth story. Some may like to talk about it some may not for reasons that only they know. I’d like to tell you about my birth stories in this three part series. To be honest I’m not sure why I haven’t already.

Let’s just start by saying this…I HATE PAIN!!! Yes, I was shouting because that’s how much I hate it. I have an EXTREMELY low threshold for pain. So much that I’m pretty sure this is the reason why I had complications with the births of both my sons and why to be honest as much as I’d love to have another one the thought of being pregnant again terrifies me.

You always hear people say “Oh, once it’s done you forget all about it!” Umm…No, no, you don’t! The memory may slowly fade but the pain is NEVER forgotten; at least not in my experience.

very mother has a birth story...

Both of my pregnancies started off normal; crazy cravings (I’m talking peanut butter and bar-b-que chips crazy), patiently waiting to hear the pitter-patter of the heartbeats at the doctor’s visits, morning (still not sure why they call it this and not all day) sickness for the first trimester, the excitement of seeing our baby for the first time during the ultra-sound, feeling those first little jabs and the incessant bouncing on my bladder. And I loved everything about being pregnant…well, most of it anyway.

And then the labour pains started…

Every mother has a birth story…

Stay tuned for the stories of both my births and check out these unique experience from other mothers…

Prematurity Awareness – Keira’s Story – Frugal Mom Eh!

Welcoming Baby Ava to our Family – Frugal Mom Eh!

Being Difficult, A Birth Story – Maple Leaf Mommy

My Accidental Hospital Birth Story – The West Coast Mommy

My Home Birth Story – The West Coast Mommy

Sunshine’s Birth Story – The Koala Mom

Lily’s Birth Story – The Koala Mom

My Home Birth Story – The Koala Mom

And Pearl Makes Four: Her Birth Story – The Koala Mom

In the meantime I’d love to hear your stories. Did you have an easy labour? A stubborn little one who just wouldn’t budge? Cesarean or vaginal? I want to hear it all!