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The Very Best Birth Story - Jessie Martin
I’ve been working on baby Locke’s birth story ever since we got home from the hospital – jotting down notes so I wouldn’t forget any part of it. Birth stories got me through my pregnancy & I loved reading them. Throughout my entire pregnancy I looked forward to experiencing Locke’s story and wondered what ours would look like. I never imagined how hard it would be to put into words and I’m not sure I’m doing it justice, but this is Locke’s birth story: My pregnancy with Locke was the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done. His birth was hard, and extremely painful, but those long nine months leading up to his birth were harder. Thankfully there were no complications with him, just a lot of physical pain and feeling sick for me. My goal for delivery was to avoid a c-section & I started preparing myself mentally from the very beginning of my pregnancy. I listened to birth stories (The Birth Hour) almost every day & found my midwife Rebekah in the very first month. I wanted to have the midwifery model of care as much as possible but wanted to deliver in a hospital with as little intervention …