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2 years ago

Positive birth stories

Hi all, I was wondering if any mums out there could tell me a bit about their positive birth experience. I am sick of people telling me horror stories of "my friend had a horrendous birth" etc. I just want to hear some positive stories if that's OK, so I'm not totally petrified on the big day. Can't wait to hear your stories 🥰
Positive birth stories

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2 years ago

I had an amazing experience with my first, I never liked the idea of going to a hospital (in my experience, watching my sister have 3 kids in that setting, they just traumatize the whole experience), so i decided to go with midwives. I took a hypno birthing class before the baby was due and felt 0 pain when i went into labor. I was in my own little world listening to my body. I also had a water birth and being in the water took a lot of pressure off my body. I was in labor for 2 hours and the birth was a very spiritual experience. It felt as if the baby and i were the only ones in the room. Just remember child birth is a natural thing for woman and it doesn't have to be painful. Listen to your body and do what feels right.

2 years ago

I love this post !! We need positivity some times!!

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2 years ago

Thanks sweetie 😘

2 years ago

Remember you always have the choice of an epidural if you can’t cope with the intense feelings of contractions. I try to think of the contractions as intense feelings and not pain! First Birth I won’t go into, but second birth was a dream..... intense but no pain relief, quicker, faster recovery and felt like superwoman. Remember breathing and visualise baby moving down ready to meet you. Remember intense not pain..... we teach ourselves it is painful and then we become scared, it should the opposite! X

2 years ago

I gave birth 2 weeks ago at home. My labour went quite fast so the midwife was still on her way when baby arrived so my husband caught him instead. Obviously I would have loved the midwife to be there, but at the same time it just goes to show what we're capable of. I used the epi-no pelvic floor balloon from 37 weeks to stretch my perineum so I didn't tear. I also collected collostrum from 36 weeks so I think that kept my oxytocin high. I did hypnobirthing from 25 weeks. Best of luck, trust your body and instincts and make all your choices around what will make you feel deeply safe and happy so you're oxytocin will be high.

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2 years ago

It's a little balloon to stretch your perineum in advance of the birth, you stretch a little more each day and aim to get to 8-10cm which is roughly the baby's head size. There is another product called aniball that looks the same. I got to 8.5cm before baby arrived and he just slipped out when it got to crowning. It doesn't stretch you permanently either, not any more than birth itself, as you are full of relaxin hormone especially at the end of pregnancy.

2 years ago

I had an easy labour by the time I got to the hospital and they examined me and confirmed I was in labour at midnight. My son was born 1.56 am with just gas and air 😊x

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