Denise’s birth was one that enabled her to transcend the immediate pain and uncertainty and find a place from which she could gather strength for her unplanned cesarean section delivery.
When a contraction woke me up at 3:35 AM on my due date, I ignored it. When another contraction popped up ten minutes later, I ignored that one too. At 4:45 AM a contraction popped me right in the nose. It was intense, painful, and it wasn’t messing around.
Erika’s planned natural birth didn’t go exactly as she envisioned–and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Tara and Mike’s daughter, Quinn, was born at 42 weeks (O.M.G.) with the assistance of castor oil and awesome parentage.
Meg of Princess Lasertron makes beautiful felt bouquets loved by Offbeat Brides … and this spring she gave birth to her daughter!
I practically ran back into the bedroom and woke up my partner Joe, feverishly excited I beamed, “My water broke!”
We often think we have control over our lives — but ultimately each of us has to grapple with that which is beyond our control. We have to learn about surrender.