Heidi’s Birth Stories

Heidi’s Birth Stories

As pregnant women in the US we are bombarded with negative images/stories/ideas on birth and how scary and horribly painful it is. In truth though, childbirth is a wonderful thing. There can be complications, but a trained midwife or OB can detect those kinds of things ahead of time to prepare for them and/or know to go to the hospital. The majority of births are complication free and should be totally natural. I feel so strongly about home birth/natural birth. I had a wonderful birth with Nora and I look forward to the birth of every child Eric and I are blessed with because it was a peaceful, cozy, absolutely beautiful, empowering, and most memorable experience. Which brings me to my next point. As I said, child birth/labor is painful, and that is what most everyone remembers(and tells everyone) most about their births, but however weird it may seem or sound, what I remember is this: How wonderfully weird it felt when Nora squirmed her arms and legs out of my abdomen and how peaceful and serene everything felt the moment she was born (and the days after) and the immense joy on Eric’s face as he looked at her and me. The Story of Nora’s Birth, as I remember it: December 9th 2010 I was at dad’s office for an adjustment. I realized I was definitely in labor around 7pm on December 8th. I went home and waited for Eric to get home from work. Mum came over. Then Monica. Eric got home. He called Wendy and told her to head over. At this point (probably 8:30…9ish) the...