This is a brief story of my daughter's home birth. Besides my son being born, this was the most tender moment of my life. I've never experienced such strong loving emotions of admiration, gratitude, love and peace.
I had a home water birth and used hypnobirthing techniques which helped me to have a peaceful birth.
The water felt absolutely amazing and I was able to get through each contraction so easily. I surrendered myself to each surge, never tensing up my body because I knew that would only make it worse, I relaxed my muscles and just let go and let the surge take over my body. I went deep within myself, totally calm and relaxed, just like I'd practice with my hypnobirthing
Everything was instinctual and on my own. My midwife helped guide her head out because my daughter had a hand by her face and she didn't want it to flail out and make me tear, but I pulled her out the rest of the way and brought her to my chest. She was born at 5:58am on May 24, 2014. It was amazing. I was overjoyed with emotion as I brought her to my chest. I couldn't believe that it was over, that I did it. I kissed my baby over and over.
My husband and I were on such a birth high just looking at our baby in awe, then after a few minutes he pointed out that we didn't check the gender. I looked down and cried "it's a girl!"
Our society always makes birth out to be this painful traumatic event, but it's really far from that. If you give the mother complete control, birth is a wonderful, joyful experience. I was filled with so much love endorphins and felt so happy, I was on this insane high vibration of triumph and love. My midwifes were great, they were aware and checked the babies heart rate throughout the labor, but other than that they left me to do what I needed to do. It was so much more peaceful than a hospital as my team did not feel the need to speed up or micromanage my labor and birth. I felt free to take my time, and move and labor how I felt was best. I had all control of my labor and birth, and it was amazing.