Re: Did you have a natural first childbirth?
natural first birth here--a homebirth. at 40wks and 5days I woke to some bloody show. I had very light and sporadic contraxs all that day. We went for a walk about 5pm and the contrax picked up. .. we came home and made dinner, but by the time it was ready I couldn't eat b/c I was having to stop and breath and focus through contraxs. That's when I knew it was really labor. Doula and MW came about 9pm. . .my son was born about 13 hours later the next morning after only 30min of pushing. I labored all night. It was totally doable though. Being in water helped me a TON, both the shower and the birth tub. Having a doula was key too.
Oh and he was 9lbs, but I didn't even tear!
GL! I'm sure you can do it mama!
-- crunchy, BFing, homebirthin', SAH mama to my sweet guy, born 10.1.09 and my baby girl, born 1.19.12.
*I'm a stroke survivor.*