Since I have been part of JustMommies for over 5 years I have seen a lot of discussions about childbirth. I have had two medicated vaginal births, an emergency csection, an unmedicated vbac, a really long and arduous childbirth, a really fast labor, and childbirth that didn’t go according to plan more than once. I think I have had a taste of it all.
It has taken me time to realize how magical childbirth is no matter how it happens. After I had my son, I remember defensively telling everyone about how long his childbirth was and having to explain to everyone why I ended up getting an epidural – like I really had to explain this. Lots of women get epidurals and they shouldn’t have to feel guilty about it, but for some reason we do – or I did.
When I had Angie, I didn’t even bother trying. After all, my first attempt (more…)