Let's talk about the other kind of Labor Day with a fun little meme.
How long was your labor?
I was in labor for 20 hours. I pushed for one hour and six minutes. Apparently it takes a hellishly long time for nine pound babies to enter the world!
How did you know you were in labor?
The Niagra Falls style gush of amniotic fluid was a pretty clear indicator! I had extra amniotic fluid, so what was often described to me as a small trickle presented in the form of a pop, followed by a FLOOD for me.
Where did you deliver?
Nope, not even an aspirin. I had an amazing support team between my doula and my midwife, so I was able to cope very well naturally.
No, thank goodness. I have a family history of women needing c-sections, so I took every step I could to prevent one. Still, I was told later by my midwife and doula that my old OB (otherwise known as the DEVIL) would've been pushing me into a c-section when I didn't progress fully after 12 hours of labor. So glad I switched!
Well, if you want to get technical, I delivered.:) My midwife caught the baby, though, so I'll give her credit for that!
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