It’s taken me a long time to find the words and the courage to share these feelings but I hope in doing so other postpartum Mamas in similar situations may find encouragement and that others in society may be inspired to be more gentle – considering their words and intentions.
I told my husband that I was almost done writing my birth story. He corrected me and said that to really tell my story, I had to first tell all the preparation that went into the birth. From before we even conceived I knew I wanted a certified nurse midwife to oversee my care. I even picked my insurance to make sure my hospital and midwife of choice would be covered. January 3, 2013 we found out we were expecting. We were ecstatic. I called the midwives and made an appointment. The next few months were typical with regular appointments, ultrasounds and lots of peeing in a cup – you know the drill. Read more