Oh Erika....I too am lost for words. I need to think and read some more before I make comment on the birth. I am not however lost for words when it comes to describing you. I know these words have been used by many already but none of us say them lightly so please take them with the full meaning of the word, you are TRULY AMAZING. An inspiration to every women who has ever dreamed of natural birth. You empower me and many others around the world. Thanks you so much for that.
Please continue to give yourself time to process this experience, I know you will but just don't forget amidst the craziness that is now your life, to take some moments when you can.
I am in awe of you....
I am so impressed by you...that was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever heard. Thank you so much for sharing your strength with us.
I am so glad you had Kyle and "your good MW" to advocate for you. And I am so sorry you had to go through your "dark hour" when better communication would have made a world of difference.
Erika, thank you so much for sharing your birth story with us. I am so sorry for that traumatic hour. My heart is just breaking for you in that portion of your birth. At the same time, I am joyful that you did have your water birth. Please give yourself lots and lots of time to process your birth. I'm sure you will, but just wanted to say it anyway. You are a goddess! Much love, Cindy
Hi Erika I spoke to Jules & she said the thread wont go much further now that you've hit 20+ pages, I was hoping that we could just get permission to keep it open but alas it wont work So I will start a new one for you so we don't lose out on ppl wanting to post.
Erika your birth story brought me to tears. Esp when Kyle saw Miriam being born and told you you were amazing. You are an amazing woman, and you and he are an amazing couple. And too, when you described your time on the floor, I wanted to throw up the whole time I read it, I cannot even imagine how it must have made you feel, even with you describing it.
I am so sorry that things were so scary and painful when it could have been avoided (at least the fear) with real communication. I too am angry with Gail on your behalf, yes it was necessary but it was done cruelly.
I so hope that you have reached the turning point on this journey- where everything has begun to improve. You are such a tremendous inspiration to so many women.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
What an absolutely amazing birth story, I am in tears just reading it. I am so sorry Diana and Gail failed you like that - if they had just explained, it would have been so different for you. I hope that typing this out has been therapeutic and will help you heal.
Your little ones are true miracles and I have so enjoyed "knowing" you through your lodge.
wow, just read the birth story and I am at a loss for words. It's just too much for me to process right now. I cannot imagine being in your shoes with the journey you have been through and are on.
You are amazing and an inspiration...
dunno what to say