A beautiful couple shared the birth story of their first child on instagram. They both read and gathered all they information they need to birth a birth on their own which they both pulled off.
In preparation for birthing at home, the couple read all the books they could lay their hands on, the amazing thing was that the husband was totally involved in the process.
She arrived 2 weeks ago and was birthed into the hands of her Father, at her home, after about 7 hours of active labor.
What a thrill and what a blessing to be confident enough, strong enough, healthy enough, empowered enough, able enough, and most importantly, educated enough to bring my own child Earth Side unassisted!
We had prepared our bedroom to birth our baby and it was exactly what I had imagined: Beautiful plants like bamboo, yucca, and cotton. A diffuser lightly giving the air in our room a calming lavender scent. Dim lighting glowing from our Himalayan pink salt rock lamps.
Clean. Pure. Serene…
We used the tub to help ease 2nd phase contractions and it was so very welcome! By the time the 3rd phase came, the pressure intensified to levels I’ve never before imagined!
I don’t want to call it pain because that would only add to the narrative of fear, but WOW! Unless you’ve had a child, you can’t foretell what that will feel like.
I found that though these contractions were incredibly difficult, they were manageable ONLY because I had learned that a woman typically only has to bear through around 8-12 of these super intense contractions to become fully dilated and bring forth her child.
I slept between these contractions because I was so exhausted (we labored overnight) and after each one asked “How many is that?!”. It’s truly the only thing that got me through.
Once fully dilated, I knew the next step was baby’s arrival!
The Ring of Fire is exactly that; what feels like a ring of fire around your vagina as the baby begins to crown.
These contractions make you feel like you need to push! The surge just takes over your body completely and even though I knew it best to resist, I struggled to not give in and consequently ended up tearing. I’ll do better next time.
My husband suggested I take the squatting position, which is the best way to birth a child, and immediately after doing so, baby started coming!
He crouched beneath us, hands ready, and after about 3-5 enormous contractions, Daddy caught our sweet baby in his hands!
She was a perfect little girl with a head full of hair!
I was completely overcome with emotion, crying tears of joy and simultaneously relieved and overcome with accomplishment that WE DID IT!
We had our ideal natural and unassisted home birth with only our energy present and our love filling our Sweet Girls space upon her very first Born Day.
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Can you be brave enough to try this with your spouse?