Vinny’s Birth Story: A Real Birth & Labour Experience
This is a real life event as described by an urban Indian pregnant woman of her labor and birth experience. The details and descriptions of the experience have been kept as it is, so that other pregnant women can learn and be better prepared for their own labour. An initiative by the Child Birth Educators at Rita’s Pregnancy 101.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. I was following my routine as usual with a hope of getting labour pains to be started soon. And there it was. I still remember the mixed feeling of joy and pain when my labour started. I was excited too. It was 11.15 at night when it started.
I took the pains overnight till 6.30 in the morning. One thing I didn’t forget was breathing and squatting as instructed by my yoga trainer, thanks a tonne! I took the pains in a very sporty way; the hospital staff was also astonished to see this. The long journey didn’t end here. When my contractions were in full swirl, I was taken to the labour room and then what happened was implausible for me and my husband who was a grave shore up during my pregnancy and labour.
I delivered my baby in just 8 minutes. I think my little adorable daughter was fervent to come in this world. No words can express the beauty and majesty of motherhood. God has completed me with a beautiful blessing. Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.