Friday, 8 February 2013


Whilst there is so much information out there about childbirth, you barely ever see anything about the good side of it. So I thought I'd do a little post about the best bits, and in no particular order, here they are...
~ The last trimester of pregnancy is finally over! You feel immediate physical relief after the birth. You can breathe comfortably again, lie on your back without feeling like you’re being suffocated, lie on your side without feeling like your muscles are stretched to breaking point and your bruised ribs are finally free from being kicked every five minutes. You’re free! At this point you know you’re at the beginning of having your body back, as yours. I had the best nights sleep ever the night after having Lyra.

~ Whilst commonplace, birth is still one of the most awe-inspiring things on earth, and you get to experience it first-hand. There are 4 babies born every second, so just imagine yourself as part of that worldwide female strength.

~ It doesn’t have to be painful. You can do it how you want to do it these days. If you want medical relief (which can be amazing) you can have it! If you think you’ll want something like an epidural, plan it with your midwife beforehand. And if you’re scared of the epidural itself, don’t be because it’s really not that bad. There are also ways to have a comfortable natural labour without medicine, like HypnoBirthing.

~ You will be proud of yourself, and others will be proud of you too.  

~ You finally meet your baby!

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