Going through the birth of your child is a wonderful and unique experience. No two deliveries are alike and there is no way to tell how your delivery is going to be. What we can tell you is the stages you will go through during the birthing process and what you can generally expect.
Probably every woman who tells you about her labor experience, tells you a different story. Your delivery will be just as unique. However, the following information will prepare you for when "Labor Day" is just around the corner.
Inducing labor is when the birth process is given an artificial start through medical interventions or other methods.
Babies born prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy may experience various problems due to incomplete growth and development. They may experience problems of varying severity depending on their development.
For some time now I have been meaning to write down the details of Catherine's birth. Well, here we go: In August, Andrew and I learned that we were going to have a baby. This was slightly earlier than we had anticipated, but this did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm. Our due date was April 29th, which was coming at us fast and furious.
But someone must have told the admitting nurse that we were a real pain in the ass, because they gave us a great private room and a wonderful nurse, Kim.
What went on in that bathroom is between my wife and me. But even in the chaos of the moment, it occurred to me that this would be the last moment we'd ever be alone without a child. And somehow it seemed fitting that we were spending it in the bathroom.
As we get closer to the birth, I find myself getting more nervous. It's not so much an "I can't do this" feeling as it is a fear of the unknown. It's just a totally new situation, and although videos and pictures can give you an *idea* of what it might be like, they can never fully prepare you.
This last month has been a total whirlwind. I'm finally able to sit here and recall the last moments of a beautiful, albeit hard journey in my life and to write them down, to remember forever what it was like the last weeks I was pregnant with my precious twin daughters.