The Birth of a Prairie Boy
Jill from The Prairie Homestead wrote about the birth of her son, her second child. With her daughter, she had an epidural. Her wish for the birth of her son was to do it with no pain medications, IV, or interventions.
Her story includes the amazing support of the hospital and how she adjusted her birth plan when things changed from the expected.
This is a positive but honest birth story that will encourage any mother anticipating welcoming their child into her arms.
My favorite passage from her birth story:
“Natural birth was painful, and gritty, and incredibly empowering– all at the same time. It’s an amazing thing to allow your body to do the work that God designed it to do.
“I’ve read some birth stories that almost seem to downplay the intensity of the whole process, and I won’t do that… At least for me– it hurt! I admire the women who can maintain their composure through the whole process, but I didn’t… I moaned, and sweated, and prayed, and hollered…
“But the feeling that you get when they place that baby on your chest and you know you just accomplished something so much bigger than yourself… THAT, my friends, made it all worthwhile.”