Our friends at Lifetime Moms know a thing or two about giving birth. They're sharing their unfiltered stories about their time in the maternity ward. Sound like your own birthing story or just want to share yours? Let us know by leaving a comment!
"I have always known that I wanted to be a mother. The only problem? I am a wimp. A wimp as in no threshold for even minute amounts of pain. Really, I'm one of those whiney, sniveling, complaining wimps that is a total party pooper. Or labor pooper, but really that's a whole different birth story. (I just totally went there.)" Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"I have this weird back pain that sort of comes and goes every few minutes ... In fact I was not fine. I was four centimeters dilated, one hundred percent effaced and my water had broken hours before. Any mom knows that these three things can only mean a baby was about to be born." Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"Weighing in at 6 pounds 2 ounces, my independent, headstrong and feisty brown eyed girl took her own sweet time to arrive in our lives. You see, I went into labor on April 1. Rebecca was born April 4. You do the math." Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"The picture that you see with this story is my sweetie pie, my love, my great joy and was my blank spot for a while. My daughter was born on May 17, 2009, but I didn’t know it. You would think a delivery diary would be made up with details about the pushing, pain and that precious newborn. And in normal cases you would be right. But for me, the pushing and pain came far before the delivery and the fairytale ending I had planned for me and my precious nearly turned into tragedy." Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"I had a nurse that was refusing to get me the epidural and if you remember those old 'Tom and Jerry' commercials where Tom will throw a refrigerator or something at Jerry, well let’s just say I wasn’t very happy." Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"I went the natural childbirth option in the hospital setting by choice and lucky for me my body seemed to want the fast route! And I think my decision to go natural for both children saved their lives." Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"I always ran late with babies, so when my husband reminded me he had a trip to Russia scheduled two weeks before my due date, I greenlighted it. The trip had been in the works before I was even pregnant, and I didn’t want to be the one to tank it." Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"When I was pregnant with my first son, I remember actually being scared of childbirth. I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know if I would be able to actually do all the pushing. I didn't know if I would have contractions for a long time or a short time. I didn't know if I would be able to have him naturally or not. I didn't know a THING!" Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"While the maternity ward experience in the U.S. was more pleasant than in Europe, I missed the more modern maternity wards with more natural mindsets of Europe, and I especially missed my post-baby champagne and cursed the nurse who washed my baby with soap before letting me nurse him. I felt like something was stolen from me for life." Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.
"My dream of a vaginal delivery was disappearing before my eyes and I was headed toward a C-section delivery. I was petrified but making sure my baby arrived safely was all I could think about. I remember laying fretfully still for the epidural and being rolled down the hallway into surgery. Lying there, with a curtain blocking my view of all the action, I heard the words no woman should ever have to hear, 'Lift up the uterus.'"Read this "One Born Every Minute" maternity story.