1. OMG chick – three days! You’re a hero! I’d love to be a part of this series; I think it reassures other Mums when you share these stories as sometimes you feel like you’re the only one who had a traumatic birth and it’s good to know you’re not. A great idea for a series xx #marvmondays

    • Ha, just doing my job 😉 I would love you to take part in this series, the more mums who share their stories will hopefully help other mums who think they are alone. Please send me an email if you would like to take part and I’ll send you the info xx

  2. I’m probably one of the only people who had a c-section planned and ended up giving birth vaginally – like you say as long as mother and baby are healthy that’s all that matters, despite how we may feel in the aftermath.

  3. A baby can be delivered while the Mum is entirely unconscious – the important bit really is the growing of it beforehand, and you were entirely responsible for that.
    I’m glad you’ve come to terms with it more. So many births, especially first births, really don’t go to plan at all. It’s so easy to say it, but a Mum holding her mewling baby at the end is the outcome everyone really needs.

  4. It sounds much like how I felt. So exhausted that at the time I was just glad for a decision to be made and my baby to be born. It was only once home I began to think in a negative way about how the labour went and me as a failure!
    You are right about speaking to a midwife/doctor following a birth, there is the opportunity to request a debriefing from the hospital if you feel comfortable doing so. But I really feel more should be said prior to discharge and an opportunity given to talk and ask questions x
    (can’t wait to see my story 😉

  5. sorry to hear your labour did go as you had planned, when I had my kids 25, 22 and 18 years ago, we were asked to create a birth plan about a week before labour and then it was ignored, there was space for choice of music, drugs, etc, but no where near as many options are there are today

  6. I went to a birth listening service at my hospital recently as I had no idea why I ended up losing so much blood and having to have a transfusion 5 days pp! It took the emotion out of it and made it all sound very straightforward, which really helped in being prepared for having another baby at some point. Great idea for a series!! #dreamteam

  7. Labour is scary if you haven’t gone through it before and not know what’s around the corner, but it goes by so quickly and then you’re blessed with a bundle of joy! so worth it!


  8. This was a great read, I also didn’t have the birth I planned. In fact it was the birth I knew I didn’t want but in the end, as long as my son and I were well I realised it didn’t really matter! #triumphanttales

  9. 3 Days?!! Well done girl!!

    I was upset after my first birth. But then 2nd was everything i wanted and ended up more upset at what happened afterwards.


  10. Such a fantastic idea for a guest post series! It’s so true that no two births are the same, and us Mums love to both share and listen to each others battle tales.
    Thanks for sharing your incredible story with #coolmumclub.

  11. 3 days? Wow that’s intense! I was very lucky. Less than 24 hours from start to finish – I had no plan. I went in thinking whatever happens happens and I’d do the same again! Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope you’ll come back on Tuesday 🙂

  12. Oh my goodness, well done! I completely agree that labour seems like such an everyday thing, but actually things can and do go wrong. It’s good to be aware – but not scared off. Thanks for sharing with the #DreamTeam

  13. This sounds so similar in parts to my labour story. have I dont this for you already? If not i’d me more than happy to write something. Let me know either way!
    i was the same with the immediate feeling ok, i had alot of staff commenting on how was I able to walk so much so soon. But for me, it was the mental and emotional turmoil that took longer to heal. I too had the little while after sinking in of the birth itself and what happened.
    Thank you for sharing your story with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back tomorrow

    • Thanks lovely! Your story sounds so similar to mine. I’ve just checked and I can’t see that I’ve emailed you the questions so if you’d like them omease send me an email as I’d love for you to take part!

  14. I’ve had three labours – the first was the total opposite of what I wanted & hoped for as I had to be induced, but the other two were just what I hoped for – drug free water births! That said all three experiences were totally different! #coolmumclub

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