Birth Stories

Reading a Lot of Natural Positive Birthing Books Helped Sarah During Her Hospital Birth

  • When did you realize you were really in labor?

    I had a bloody show

  • What was the most challenging thing about going natural?

    Staying mentally focuses after being so tired

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  • What was the most helpful thing you did to prepare for childbirth?

    Read a lot of natural positive birthing books and hypnobirthing

  • What surprised you about your birth?

    How well I cope with no pain relief other than a microwave bean bag for back ache!!

  • I couldn't believe I made him.
  • What pain relief strategies worked best?

    Microwaveable heated bean bag, a tens machine for contractions but really used as a distraction

  • What position did you end up delivering in?

    Ended up in the birthing pool for 8 hours, 9 cm dilated fully effaced but baby's head not in right position- so after 24 hours had emergency c section as baby weighed 10lb 4.5 oz

  • How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?

    Very strange, I couldn't believe I made him

  • How did the Mama Natural Birth Class help you in your childbirth?

    Gave me a great insight into what to expect and hear other people's experiences and great advise !!! Thank you

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