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 Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a freelance writer, a social media manager, a Mum to her six-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, six chickens and Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

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