I am sure I am not the first nor the last mother who will tell you that giving birth made her stronger. Here’s the thing, giving birth the second time made me 2x stronger and I’ll tell you why. It’s not that I was a wimp the first time around. Oh no, with Put Pie (my eldest), I went to the hospital on a Saturday night, was induced, and did not have her until Monday morning. That is a ridiculously long time to be in labor and it was LABOR. The length of labor, the medication I had to take, and the complications wiped me out and recovery was slow. My second came much faster. I didn’t even know I was in labor until it was so painful, I knew it was time to give birth.
We got to the hospital, my water broke, I was dilating, and it was all back labor (I don’t remember feeling a thing in my abdomen). I hurt like I had never hurt before and although I had intended to go drug-free, it hurt so much I started yelling for them to give me an epidural before I was too dilated. That didn’t happen. My window for medication closed and I could have slapped the person that told me it was too late. Then it looked like I would need an emergency C-section because the baby was showing signs of distress. I was wheeled into the operating room, was about to be put under, and my Luna Pie decided she was not waiting any longer. The doctor told me it was time to push. I told her there was no way that I could endure the kind of pain I was in for hours and she assured me that I would be in pain for minutes, not hours. I screamed, I cursed, I pushed, and I had my beautiful baby. She was tiny and perfect. The whole process from figuring out I was in labor to having the baby took less than an hour.
Thirty minutes after giving birth I was walking myself to the bathroom. One day later, I was driving myself and my baby to our first lactation appointment because daddy had to go back to work. I felt like a super-woman. My body performed so perfectly and even just thinking about it now makes me surge with a sense of power. That sense of power will never leave me.
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