The First Time Giving Birth

Posted by Connie on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 12:47 pm and is filed under Loving Life.
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Prompt: The First Time I… Write a post about the first time you did something. What is it? What was it like? What did you learn from it?

The first time I gave birth gave me a natural high. My body was being used to give life. And it was my baby, the most beautiful baby in the world. I went in feeling so frightened. I hated hospitals and everything to do with them. The pain of labor scared me. The doctor wasn’t my regular doctor who I had been seeing throughout my pregnancy. And my husband at the time wasn’t being supportive.

Back then the rules of the hospital overpowered a woman’s wishes. I could only have one person in the room with me, no switching allowed. And I had to be moved to the delivery room for the actual birth. I was in heavy labor, but no one would believe me. My labor was moving too fast for them.

I remember telling the nurse to check the monitor for my contractions. She ignored me. I screamed for an epidural. No one listened. A new nurse came on duty and realized that I was having contractions every  5 minutes. I was shaking, cussing, and about to rip the IV out of my arm. I wanted my mommy.

She quickly called for an epidural. Told my husband to take a break and snuck my mother in the room. Soon after, I was calm and collected and there was no pain. Now I could focus on giving birth. Instead of fear, I felt pride – pride in my body for what it was accomplishing. When I finally held my daughter in my arms, the joy was overwhelming. She knew my voice. We cuddled and I didn’t want to let her go.

This was first time I felt unconditional love.

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  1. Giving birth at first makes you feel a lot of emotions such as happiness, afraid, joy, love, cry and many more. And I congratulate you for giving birth of your baby. Thanks for sharing your experience in your first giving birth. I love reading your blog.
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    comment by Sheila Merks — May 31, 2012 @ 1:00 am
  2. In many documentaries and TV shows the Doctor’s state that many hospitals let women give birth on their backs and this is the ‘worst’ way of giving birth they say..Why and which is the best position?
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  3. When I first time gave birth, my pregnancy stage was so sensitive. I need to take bed rest and always be careful of what I was doing. Hopefully, I passed all those pregnancy period and now I am very happy to have my little angel.
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    comment by Bianca Monro — June 7, 2012 @ 11:59 pm
  4. Great post. No words could really define the emotions we felt the first time we give birth to our very first angel in our life. So, I know what you feel right now and I am happy for you.
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    comment by Micha Sandley — July 3, 2012 @ 1:47 am
  5. I felt nervous on the first time giving birth but because of my faith to God I have survive on it.
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