Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Birth Story: Gemma Bird

I haven't read any birth stories since I was pregnant and so when I found this tale, by Gemma Bird of Bleubird Vintage, I didn't realise how much it would make me remember my own recent birth experience, and how touching it is to read another womans experience and recognise your own in it. Having a child really is the most amazing thing I have ever done, and it seems the Gemma Bird feels the same way about her beautiful children. You can read the full story on her blog, but here is a snippet.  

Please note this story and the photographs are directly reblogged from Bleubird Vintage, and remain the property of Bleubird Vintage.



it was time. i was petrified. i remember this cold, shivering feeling take over me. i wasn't ready. i didn't want to do this. in my head i just couldn't do this. but i had to push... i still could not believe that this was all happening. with the next contraction i pushed. i pushed hard and in the middle of the contraction carol got a worried look on her face and told me, quite sternly, that i was not pushing hard enough and that the baby's heartbeat had dropped, a lot, and that i had to get her out on this next push to make sure she would be okay. i panicked, snapped out of my fearful funky haze and with the next contraction pushed as hard as i could. but i couldn't get her out. i could feel her. she was so close. i was scared that something could be wrong with my baby. on the next contraction i pushed with everything i had. it was the longest push ever...

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