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Birth Stories

Researching, Reading Unmedicated Birth Stories And Praying Helped Alexis Achieve Her Natural Birth Center Birth

  • When did you realize you were really in labor?

    My contractions started happening more regularly. Not super consistent but every 2-4 minutes if I was active and every 12-14 minutes if I was laying down.

  • What was the most challenging thing about going natural?

    Kept my confidence that I didn’t need any pain relief intervention towards the end when my contractions were at their worst. If a 14-year-old virgin could handle it in a barn, I could handle it at a birth center.

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

    I researched a lot about childbirth & how to breathe through contractions. I also read a lot of unmedicated birth stories & prayed a lot for strength & confidence which helped a lot too.

  • What surprised you about your birth?

    With my first, my water broke which put me into labor. This time I started contracting first and I asked them to break my water at 9 or 10 cm to hopefully speed up the process. I also was surprised how naturally my body pushed the baby out and I didn’t have to put much effort in. With my first, pushing was the hardest part (I was at the hospital & had an epidural so I had to push on my back) but this time pushing was the easiest part (I pushed on all fours which felt more natural and made a huge difference).

  • Do your research, pray a lot, & believe that God made your body to have this baby & you have the strength to do it without medical interventions.
  • What pain relief strategies worked best?

    Warm bath/shower & my husband pushed on different parts of my back depending on where the pain was coming from.

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

    Magical & unreal.

  • What did you name your baby, and why?

    Ezekiel. We wanted a biblical name that you don’t hear much.

  • What advice can you give to other mamas who want to go natural?

    Do your research, pray a lot, & believe that God made your body to have this baby & you have the strength to do it without medical interventions.

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