08-20-2013 11:19 PM - edited 08-20-2013 11:19 PM
OK I've already written it out someplace else so it is easier to just link to my blog
It's really two birth stories in the blog post, for each of my daughters. My first daughter I had an intense emergency induction and *almost* c-sec but was able to have a high forceps delivery (thankfully!) and my second I had a super easy, amazing hypnobabies experience. I just wish more people would post positive birth stories like my second's was, it would have made my first labor and delivery so much easier and I wouldn't have been nearly so frightened with hers
ETA it helps to have the link http://cassiedraperphotography.blogspot.com/2013/0
09-30-2013 01:40 PM
I'm sorry that you feel like I was being mean when I said that I wish more people posted positive birth stories. However when not many people are posting positive birth stories, and instead feel like spilling out every negative point, it does set up a lot of fear and expectations for negative births. I'm not the only person who has felt that way.
If you read my birth stories, you would have found that my first birth wasn't a positive one for me. It was rather tramatic, really. However when I tell people about that I don't tell them all the scary details because that honestly wouldn't really help anyone. It would just scare the crap out of them. I had so many people feel the need to tell me the negative details of their childbirths while leaving out the positive ones that when things started to go bad with my first labor and delivery I was terrified. I just feel like as mothers sometimes it helps others more when we focus on the positives rather than the negatives. It wasn't until I started to focus on the positives that I was able to emotionally heal from my first birth.
10-14-2013 06:53 AM
10-22-2013 09:36 AM
I think that every woman's birth story can help another in some way. Positive or negative, they are all experiences that someone has gone through. Some women have very positive birth experiences and some very negative. Some births do not go at all as planned. I appreciated everyone sharing their personal experience with us.
10-25-2013 05:39 AM