Jonathan and Megan Keeney were expecting their first baby, a boy, Jaxon on June 6, 2012. Megan was to be induced and intubated for what was to be a somewhat risky delivery. Little Jaxon had been pre-diagnosed with a heart defect and would require immediate surgery after his birth.
When seven-year-old Chloe's mother went into labor, she sprung into action. Chloe awoke to her mother's screams as her contractions began in the middle of the night. Chloe was the only one around so she grabbed a towel to keep her newborn sister clean and warm.
This is an informative and positive handbook, it combines practical tips with personal birth stories to help Mum and Dad to stay calm, enjoy the pregnancy and achieve a more natural birth. Drawing on her extensive experience as a professional Doula and mother of four, Kim empowers women to give birth to baby without fear and to have a memorable experience for all the right reasons!
by Kim Turton
Birth & Post Partum Doula
Breast Feeding Counselor
available on Amazon; Kindle; or www.whatdoesadoulado.com
I've been through alot of hard times. I had my first baby, Nicholas at 35 weeks, My first daughter, Charlize, was stillborn at 23 weeks, after her I had my second son Lochlan, He was stillborn at 28 weeks. After 2 miscarriages I found out I was pregnant again, and understandably I was very nervous the entire time, I could never relax. I just kept hoping to make it to the next milestone, 12 weeks, 18 weeks, 20 weeks.
It was relaxed, I felt in control, I feel I kept my dignity, I didn't have to fight to get the birth I wanted. It was an amazing experience. I wish all women could have a birth like that!
Emma was considered high risk this pregnancy. Most people told her to just suck it up and have a c-section. She chose to follow her gut instincts, and fight for what she felt was right, even if it went outside of what most people consider "normal" for today's child bearing mothers.
All in all I am so happy I tried a vaginal birth. My c-section healed very quickly but still doesn't compare to how much easier this has been. Here's my birth story -- emotions and all!
Remember what it was like to anticipate the birth of your child? Maybe some of you are doing that right now.
I just turned 30 and after being told at the age of 18 that it would be difficult for me to have children, I have 2 beautiful boys and a third baby on the way. We are able to conceive the first month we tried this time and I'm very excited. I'm also nervous because my second son was a high risk pregnancy.