3 Things I Learned Going Through Natural Labor & Childbirth

On September 17th, 2019 my world changed forever! Margaret Marie Biedebach was born in the water at Allen Birthing Center after 16 hours of natural labor. It was an experience I will never forget and definitely different than I expected!

Maggie girl was my 100th birth since becoming a nurse, birth assistant and doula. She was a milestone to celebrate, for sure! With all of those experiences came my own expectations of how birth goes and what labor would be like, and it lived up to be a life changing moment!

  • Labor is A PROCESS

Though you hear how hard labor is, I felt more like it was a process that required a lot of concentration than a torturous event. It was difficult at points, but unlike other pain you may experience in your life, it comes and goes. The contractions do end and you get a rest period in between. SO thankful for that!

  • Your Mindset Changes EVERYTHING

If you stay focused, calm and in the moment, your labor will go smoothly. I didn’t do a great job at this, to be honest! I had a few moments of frustration and impatience that after expressing, I felt much better. This is where I will say it TRULY matters who is around you during your birth and who is on your birth team. I couldn’t have done it without a supportive doula, midwife and without my husband!

  • It is So WORTH It

The moment Maggie was born was unlike any other. There is so much relief, peace and contentment when your baby is placed on your chest! What a surreal moment 10 months in the making. It was so very worth it to labor how my body needed, birth how I felt comfortable and bring my baby into the world when she was ready. I’d 100% do it again!

1 thought on “3 Things I Learned Going Through Natural Labor & Childbirth”

  1. The thought of birth scared me away from becoming a mom for a long time but I’m so glad I’ve gone through it now! Such an amazing experience. Congratulations to you and your hubby!!

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