As time went on I started focussing on her heartbeat and tuning into that was all the music and relaxation I needed. I felt myself able to fully relax and get a rest between surges and when they came I remained calm in the knowledge they would be over soon.
I breathed and sat on the toilet and lent over everything haha this baby was turning! My labour went great and before I new it I was 10cm dilated I had a huge smile on my face when they told me! At 9.23am my baby girl Evelyn Joan Carr was born!
I still thought I was ages away from transition or the birth, but Adam told me later that the midwife had told him I was close! It was a good way to be, as I had in my mind “it’ll get worse so I won’t want pain relief yet”. But I was actually already at the strongest point, it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it may be!
Writing birth preferences can be challenging to say the least, its not always about the actual content but often more about bringing awareness to your choices in the process of writing it up. Birth preferences are not a list of inflexible demands but merely a list of carefully considered preferences to be followed in the absence of medically indicated interventions.Read More