My Birth Story: Giving Birth

Giving birth, the final stage

Following on from part one My Birth Story: Labour Signs and part two My Birth Story: In Labour

My birth story: Giving Birth
I started to feel the pushing urges I’d heard of women having. It was so overwhelming this urge to push, there was no way in hell I could hold it like they were telling me to, I knew I’d be giving birth in no time!

I had a midwife on each side of me and the OB at the end. Mr G was at my right-hand side at my head (he told me he definitely did not want to venture down to the other end). I gave it all I had.

I wanted to give up a couple of times and bloody hell did I want Elliott’s damn head out. After a few tries of pushing, I figured out exactly what I needed to do to make progress so I just kept on doing it.  I found it hard keeping my knees back and it’s funny, as I write this I think, “I did it lying on my back but I really don’t think I would have felt like doing it any other way.”

Push after push,  they finally let me feel his head which was crazy! And when they kept saying it’d only be a few more pushes, I saw the end in sight. Once Elliott’s head was out, it was honestly a sheer relief. Pushing out his body was nothing!

When Elliott made his way into the world, oh what a wonder. It was just amazing, and I was so proud of myself. I felt so powerful.

After a little bit, I felt the needle in my leg to deliver the placenta, but it was nothing compared to what I’d just experienced. I didn’t feel any pain of the four needles which apparently went in my vagina so I could get a couple of stitches. All I could do is gaze at my glorious baby boy and admire our new little family.

Gavin cut the cord and I thought to myself, “Elliott is amazing and so am I!”

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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