Two dramatically different birth experiences. The first one; after more than 24 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing, it was clear to everyone that my son was literally stuck and going nowhere. Although the final result, following an emergency C Section, was a perfect little boy, I was also left with some emotional wounds that went beyond w
hat my body went through during that long day. A residual sense of fear, disappointment in myself, and even grief as I mourned the experience I had hoped to have.
Fast forward 16 months to the second one. I went to bed one night with a pretty strong sense that the baby would come that night. Woke up at 2:00 am clearly feeling I needed to go to the hospital right away. We contacted a couple of people, took care of a few details before heading downtown, arrived at the hospital and 20 minutes later our son was born. A joyful and healing experience every step of the way!