Mothers, Daughters and Sisters

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Another miracle happened.
May 1st, 4am.
Hannah Rose came into this world (at a speedy 60 mph, or so it seemed).
Emma is now a 'big sister' and has the t-shirt to prove it!

After a "natural birth', I want to urge every pregnant woman out there to skip the drugs.
Yes labor hurts but the recovery time is much easier for mother and baby. I don't believe women know about 'recovery time', they don't think about what they will feel like after the baby is pushed out. Pain medications and epidurals can cause you to be incoherent, unable to walk. I believe all the focus is on the labor, the fears, the pain.

Forget that, think about how you want to feel after.

Rose appeared in one push after a very uncomfortable back labor. Yes, I yelled for pain interventions but luckily my husband and midwife knew how passionate I was not to have drugs. Rose was so alert from the beginning, not having to fight off the effect of pain killers. I felt great, not like my body had just endured eight hours of painful labor.

That all happened three and a half weeks ago.
I am still adjusting to being a mother of two, can't believe how well it is going.

Must go, time to pump.