Not For The Faint Of HeartI will make this short because I am really sore and basically exhausted from everything but I am happy to say I survived labor and delivery and brought two healthy children into the world.
Nobody tells you exactly how it will be for you because nobody knows how it will be for somebody else.
I read all the books and had attended a few births but it really isn't the same until you go through it yourself.
I had an excellent team of doctors, nurses and delivery coaches and am very thankful for their expertise and support.
Labor and delivery is not a cake walk. Even with an epidural you still have to do the work and push, it only helps you not to feel your legs, feet and basically anything south of the injection site.
It wasn't that it was so bad. It really wasn't. It was just different and I was in pain before the epidural kicked in. Once that hit everything went very well. It is kind of scary to be on the other side of the room and not the doctor in the driver's seat so to speak. I am relieved that everything went well and my two little ones have arrived.
I am now starting to feel my toes again. It was strange getting up earlier today and walking without feeling my feet touch the ground.
WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 15 Responses 24 Jan 23, 2013