My Birth Story

On Thursday, July 20th I sat in my office at work looking around feeling super anxious and ready for Giselle to be here.  I was 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant.  I had contractions come and go  but they would always subside.  I was staying super active.  I was taking the stairs to see my patients, walking on my lunch break, squatting, drinking raspberry tea, taking my primrose oil capsules, along with other things to naturally induce labor.  I was just ready.  My work was caught up.  My desk was neat.  I called my doctor to see if she could see me cause I just knew that my body was progressing. I went to my appointment excited to hear what she had to say.  I was 2 cm dilated and almost fully effaced.  I was disappointed at the 2 cm cause I was 2 cm at my last appointment.  However, she said that she could feel my water “bulging” and that my water could break at any moment.  Read more

My Birth Plan Details

I decided to share my birth plan so you can understand why I chose to not have certain things during my labor. As I mentioned in my birth story,  I trusted my body a lot.  I also remained very positive throughout my pregnancy and had intentions to remain positive if my birth didn’t go as I had hoped.  Every birth is beautiful whether it’s a C-section, vaginal, medicated: they are all beautiful. Read more