Elissia writes about her 2nd birth — about practical preparation and the healing powers of doing it your own way.
A little bit of a back story.
My first labor and birth was traumatic. I was in active labor for 36 hours and pushed for 7 hours. I was at a birthing center with a midwife and a „mehâ€ partner (so, basically by myself.) It resulted in a transfer to a hospital a town away where I had an emergency c-section. „Diagnosisâ€ was maternal exhaustion/failure to progress. I donâ€™t remember a single thing after the transfer, didnâ€™t see my daughter until 3 hours after she was born, my stitches tore open because the surgeon sucked, it got infected, they prescribed the wrong meds for the infection and I ended up needing a blood transfusion. Needless to say, I desperately wanted a different outcome with this birth… and I got it.