Birth Story of Anaya
I recorded my daughter’s birthing story so that she will have it as she grows and matures. Our birth stories tell us a lot about who we are. As a new mom, this birthing story is also the story of my rebirth. As moms, our pregnancies, labor, and deliveries tell us a lot about who we are and who we are becoming.
This is definitely one of the most touching and REAL videos I’ve ever done. It was hard to record and tell the story. For so long I considered myself a failure because the birth didn’t go the way I planned. Recording this story for my daughter was very therapeutic! It helped me realize the value in my experience, and the precious moments my daughter and I shared when she first entered into this world.
I am so grateful!
Just to give you some background. I was planning a water birth at home with a midwife. It was going to be so beautiful and spiritual. I’d been seeing my midwife monthly for the whole 9 months. We would spend 1-2 hours at each appointment discussing nutrition, listening to the baby’s heartbeat, and reviewing my birthing plans.
I was so excited.
But when the time came, things didn’t go as smoothly. I advanced to 6 centimeters dilated very quickly. However, my water broke and my mucous plug came out. 10 hours later, I was still 6 centimeters dilated. So my midwife suggested I transfer to the hospital. I was crushed, but my hubby thought it was best so we went.
Everything worked out, but it’s heartbreaking when things don’t go the way you expect.
We’re planning another water birth for the next baby (not pregnant yet!) I’m setting a strong intention that my body be open, willing, and ready to deliver quickly this time.
Watch the video to hear more about my story.
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This year, my first year of motherhood, has been one of the most amazing years of my life!
To help inspire other new moms to enjoy this very special time in their lives, I wrote a book of simple meditations specifically for new mothers. Although the book is intended for new moms, the wisdom it shares is timeless and will help any mom — no matter where they are in their motherhood journey.