Saturday, May 28, 2011

TucsonMama Birth Stories - There is Pressure and it's a Privilege

We met Anita, the Director of Social Media and Blogging for, and shared her experience giving birth to her beautiful daughter P. with TucsonMama last birth story. This time she recounts the birth of her daughter S with TucsonMama and so with us. Here is a little excerpt. Find the rest over at Tucson Mama.

"But I couldn’t sleep. After about 3 contractions, I woke him up and told him that we were going to have to stay awake. I sat at the edge of the bed and labored there, breathing through the contractions. Early in the evening, I was thinking “The ute is doing what it needs to do. I’m just going to observe it.” That worked for awhile. Then I kept asking myself, “Can I relax the rest of my body while my uterus works?” That worked for awhile. As the night wore on, the little mantra turned into something less intelligible like “There is pressure and it’s a privilege,” reminding myself that it was a special thing to experience this.
The TucsonMama Birth Story series is sponsored by Tucson Medical Center as part of our commitment to maternal and family health, and in an effort to build and maintain a strong and supportive community. Not all the births featured in this series take place at TMC, or even in a hospital.
Birth stories! We love ‘em! If you want to share your birth story with the TucsonMama community, email julie at tucsonmama dot com. We’re interested in all stories, not just those at TMC. Thanks for sharing!"

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