So my first pregnancy was ideal, I ended up with no complications & had a pretty normal natural delivery & gave birth to a healthy baby girl. I admit the actual birth was horrendous, 25+ hours in labour, gas, epidural, in the bath, out of the bath, lost heart beat, found heart beat, few stitches & long recovery “down there” but the experience of it all was amazing & I felt that I really worked for it.

Our second child, a different story – difficult pregnancy, high blood pressure & breech meant I ended up with a ceasarian at 38weeks. I was completely freaked out by the whole process, sterile theatre & all the people in the room. After the spinal block I even tried to get off the operating table as I couldnt stand sensation. The recovery however was much faster than the natural birth & I have war wound to remind me of it! My main issue with it was that when they passed my beautiful baby boy to me it felt like a present, such an odd feeling that didnt pass for a number of weeks.

Posted by kejohno, 28th February 2013

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  • Totally different birth experiences – no two are the same.


  • It’s funny how things can be so different even when the essential ingredients are the same. Same mum, dad, environment etc yet completely different children and births :/


  • natural delivery


  • Thank you for sharing this. Very interesting reading!


  • two very differnt births


  • yep and every child is different. it is amazing when you have the same parents for both and the kids are nothing like either of you lol


  • My 2 labours were quick and uneventful. No horror stories here.


  • i’ve had premature birth for first,emergency ceaser then all natural for second post pregnancy after first birth suffered bad high blood pressure felt like laa laa land for few days,then second post birth suffered hemorrhaging,but have two beautiful children both healthy that was most important.


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