My Water Birth Story

My purpose in sharing my birth story is to reassure everyone due to give birth, that no matter how or where you give birth, whether things pan out as you planned or they deviate slightly, whether you or your baby use meds, an intervention or not, your birth can still be the most positive and empowering experience of your life!

My labor kicked off around 1am on Saturday, January 31st. I tried to sleep through the night, but the surges/contractions continued at a steady pace. I didn’t know I was in labor...I just thought I was having some strong cramps . Once everyone else got up for the day, I did some gentle yoga, washed my hair and just kept moving throughout the day. I listened to the positive birth company’s guided meditations & affirmations to keep a healthy mindset. The contractions started to intensify as the day went on. Out of all the positive mantras I memorized during pregnancy, singing “let it go” from Frozen seemed to work wonders.