"I listened to a story from a woman who had a baby a few weeks past her due date. She had been having contractions for weeks, but no baby to show for it. On the day of her labor induction, she put all of her trust and faith into her body and her midwife. And on the next day, and the next day, and the next day… She labored for days, but was never afraid, never lost faith, and never feared what her body was preparing her for because a midwife was by her side the entire time. When she was wheeled into the operating room for a c-section, she felt empowered, because she had done everything she could to give her body a chance to give birth, and this was the logical next step. She was so grateful to her midwife for advocating for her and helping to make sure she and her baby stayed healthy"*.
Friday, August 21, 2009
I wanted to do a series of stories on empowerment. I specifically wanted to include stories from all sorts of births. This first one is from a woman who eventually had a c-section, but found empowerment in what happened.