I’m super excited to be guest posting over at airmantomom.com today! Thanks for inviting me, Amanda! She welcomed her second darling child into this world a few weeks ago with a natural birth and is sharing some birth stories and talk about natural childbirth on her blog. I’m excited to be part of her community!
For as much as I love birth stories, I have never taken the time to write mine down. I’m working on it. So when Amanda asked for guest posters on natural childbirth, I decided to take a different spin.
I thought I’d share a bit and reflect about what I’ve learned after giving birth to my five children. I’m not going to give you a step-by-step “how to” on having a natural childbirth, but more of what I’ve taken away from my experiences. And hopefully it will offer you some encouragement if you’re looking into natural birth for yourself.
When I had my first child ten years ago, I didn’t know anything about being a parent, let alone how to birth a child. I took the basic classes offered by our local hospital and planned to just see how things went. I didn’t really think much about the birth part, because I just didn’t know what to expect.
No one prepared me for how intense it would be. How long it would be.
You can read the rest of my thoughts on natural birth here.
UPDATE: After this post, I decided to write them all down and it was freeing for sure! On the bottom of this post you can find the links for all five of my birth stories.
What have you learned from your birth experiences?