Birth story part 1/8~ I complete this amazing life creating chapter of my life with the most sacred & calm transition into mother of three! I wrote my birth story two days after my birth. My son is now 1 month old and I am ready to reconnect and share after this sacred quiet time. My first two births were beautiful natural deliveries in water, I got to catch and bring both of them to my chest. This birth was going to have me experience something totally different! My strong swimming & prenatal yoga practice also guided me well for a positive labour & postpartum period 🙏🏽
I gazed myself in the mirror & smiled, walked down the hall & had another in the kitchen, then another in the room. I seen my husband & said I was getting niggles different sorts of tightening’s. It was just after 8pm.
I sent my midwife Tanya Our Midwife a heads up message around 9ish before it got too late to let her know that I was getting little niggles & that I was going to get some rest. She had already caught a baby that day in hospital so said she would head to bed to. I rested but could hear the gentle hustle in my birth space as it was prepared & wanted to stand in it! It was perfect, beautiful & just so right! Everything in the space felt familiar like home & had been painted, created or purposely placed with intention there by me in the weeks leading up to my birth. Each item on my birth alter had a rich meaning to me, my journey or the symbology of this special time in my life. The alter represented what my body, baby & the birth journey needed to do to open surrender & not only just do the task that laid ahead, but to soak in it, to surrender to the instinctual play of childbirth & bringing a baby earth side in the most peaceful way. I was smiling and gleaming in my birth space, ready for whatever the night or last days of my pregnancy would bring.
In my mind, I would float in the creek for some surges with butterflies & the smell of the life-giving forest surrounding me.
I moved my body specifically and intentionally to allow my baby into optimal position and into the inlet of my pelvis. I was drinking lots of coconut water as I had a very bad leg cramp during the crowning stage of my previous birth. That was definitely NOT going to happen again 😂! I had two toilet breaks in this time.
Birth story part 6/8~ It was one hour from when Scotty woke to when our baby was born.
My beautiful friend Gabe @gabrielle_eileen_ arrived & started tending to me bringing towels & taking pictures. My Mum & Father in law also arrived. All missing the birth.
My home birth is a memory I will cherish forever. All my births have been special in their own unique ways. But there was something extra special about this 3rd ride- birthing in the home were I grew up, my own space- drinking tea watching the sun rise over the hills surrounded by loved ones, all my support & my beautiful baby Koa on my breast. Just BliSs- Oxytocin plus plus! ♥️🙏🏽 #grateful