The Labour & Birth story
“I'm speechless mostly, as I don't think there's any way to describe [my birth experience].
The birth was MUCH faster than expected & I am amazed I coped with feeling what I believe was 80% of labour pains.
DH was an amazing birth partner, who got a few scratches & a bit of a tongue lash when he tried encouraging me thru the second phase of labour by telling me I needed to just push for another 15mins. I was horrified & made it quite clear 5mins was TOO MUCH MORE!
Meeting my baby: How do u describe the joy of feeling as if you're living a lifetime of dreams all in 1 moment?” – Aydee
Die geboorte storie!
“Die baba en die pyne is gemonitor, volgens die instrumente was ek toe nog nie ver in kraam nie want die pyne is nog nie so intens nie. Volgens die kraam suster skat sy toe die baba sal so teen 10:00 gebore wees. Hulle het vir my 'n gasmasker gegee om te help met die "bietjie" pyne wat ek as redelik erg beskou het, het toe gedink ek sal dit nooit maak nie. Toe word ek naar en die kraam suster besluit toe om maar vinnig 'n inwendige ondersoek te doen - Ek's toe, tot haar verbasing, al 4 cm ontsluit - dit was ses uur gewees. Die monitor was toe nie presies op die regte plek nie en het nie die pyne reg gemonitor nie :-(” – SE
“By the time we got [to the hospital], I was 5 cm's dilated. Stanley kept on throughout the whole pregnancy that we should wait till my water's broke before we went, but let me tell you, I'm glad I didn't, because by the time I was 9 cm’s my water's still haven’t broken, and they had to break it for me. So Raymond was born at 19:15 that evening. It was the most difficult thing I ever went through, I think Michael was small enough at 2,5 kgs for me not to have felt the pain that I felt this time round. I mean, Raymond was a whole 800grams heavier!!” – Caz
I’m a mommy!
“We went for the induction on Thursday 18 March, I was so nervous and scared that I barely slept the night before and I was soaked in sweat before we even entered the labour ward. When the nurse did her first examination, she found that I was already 3 cms dialated, which made me feel a whole lot better about the forcing nature thing. I relaxed and decided to go for the epidural. The epidural was done quite early, so I realy didn't feel much of the contractions and I spent the day watching the clock and visualising dialating further.” – Pizzicatto
Other moms (and dads) have shared their birth stories on Parent24, click on the links to read more:
My birth story
Dad in labour
My miracle baby
'I delivered my own baby'
You can also read more blog birth stories, and view a collection of birth videos and photographs.
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