My First Experience at Giving Birth
Life seemed to have ended just as it was starting. One of my greatest wishes in life was to become a mother, a nurturing, caring, patient, self gratifying responsibility. Every time I interacted with people and every time I saw other ladies with their sons and daughters, I admired to be like them because I love children.
However, I did not know the kind of journey that was ahead of me because I thought giving birth was just an easy task. And before realizing that I was pregnant, I was so nervous because I thought something might have been seriously wrong with me. For days I had been throwing up and I couldn’t pin point the reason why, although I did miss my …show more content…
Although it was a hard decision to make I knew in my heart I was doing the right thing.
During my pregnancy I felt like a queen and everyone in my family was very supportive. However, my joy suddenly turned into sadness as time elapsed and my expected delivery date was drawing near. During pregnancy, I was very careful in everything I did to protect my unborn infant. I kept imagine the kind of joy my unborn child would bring me and my child 's father after giving birth. I even visited a nutritionist for advice on the type of diet I should intake because I did not want to compromise the delivery of my unborn child in any way. So I followed the doctors orders which was to take my prenatal vitamins every day as well as my iron pills three times a day and avoid any strenuous activity such as exercising / lifting anything heavy. I also became more cautious in the things that I ate because some of the fish that I was eating contained mercury which could have be harmful to my unborn child, and eating hot sauce was giving me heart burn and indigestion. Besides that, all sweets that I had been eating was making me gain and excessive amount of weight which was causing my ankles to swell. So I cut out all the unhealthy food that I was eating because my aimed was to make sure that nothing would prevent me from having a safe delivery.
At the time I tried not thinking about having my first child at seventeen
One day while walking through Frankenmuth, my mother had a gut feeling that she was expecting. When my parents returned home from the day’s festivities my mom snuck away to take a pregnancy test, which confirmed she was in fact pregnant. According to my dad, he was surprised and very excited to be expecting. My parents had long been trying to start their family but had suffered a miscarriage 8 weeks into their first pregnancy. Due to the prior miscarriage, my parents decided to use caution and wait until they made it through the first trimester to share the news with friends and family. My mother went on to explain that pregnancy changed everything for her from her diet to her daily activities. Both of my parents
I did not realize that giving birth was so costly until now, I gave birth with a C-section and I was not charged for anything and I had a different insurance. Normally in New York, when you go to your first visit to the hospital and you don't have insurance they make you apply for one and it cover all the costs depending on the insurance. I stayed in the hospital five days and receive a lot of care from the
Life for a woman is never the same after she gives birth to a child because, even before the woman goes through labor, she has experienced the effects an unborn baby has on her body; a woman, the birth giver, changes the most because she loses something that has been a part of her body for nine months. During the time right after the birth, she suffers from separation. The predominant reason for this is because, during the pregnancy, the hormonal levels of a woman are often disrupted and confused. They increase and decrease frequently, yet soon finds an equilibrium while the baby grows inside the womb. After the birth, the hormone levels are trying to balance again, after the rises and falls due to pregnancy, which causes a woman’s emotions
Soon to be parents dream of having the perfect pregnancy. A pregnancy that is free of making difficult decisions for mom and baby, no complications with their pregnancy and free from any worries about the health of their newborn baby. All soon to be parents hope that ultimately the will give birth that result in a healthy newborn baby that they will take home to nurture and love. For far too many families this dream is shattered in the delivery room after giving birth. Their awful reality of this situation is suddenly something mommy and daddy have to try and comprehend and accept, because they are going to become a part of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) parents.
The beginning of 2016 I had been talking to this boy named Rodney and we had been getting really serious with other about being in a relationship. April came and my mother did like the fact that I was staying with him; she wanted me to get on birth control because she didn’t want me to have any babies yet. I agreed to the birth control there were many to choose from I was scared of needle so I didn’t do it that way , I took the easy way and got the patch. With the patch you wear it for three weeks and the fourth week you have your period. Later that month Rodney took me to prom and we had so much fun with each other. We were really in a relationship by then, May is here now and I have just turned the Big 18. That means I
I was so emotional during my first trimester. I dealt with feelings of depression and on other days, I was elated to be pregnant. In addition to the changes I experienced mentally, I physically was drained from always being tired and nauseous. Things I smelled and things I usually enjoyed eating would often lead me to the nearest bathroom. I would literally go to work and come home and go right to sleep. I was not interested in my responsibilities and that made me feel like I was a bad person. After a few weeks of being sick, I really was getting frustrated with the whole idea of being pregnant. Being sick for 6-8 weeks is no joke. I really thought I would be the one pressuring my husband to support my dream of having a big family. But after
This study used a mixed methods approach to identify factors associated with confidence and positive experiences during birth in US mothers. The authors used a qualitative approach and found that patients with positive experiences sometimes depended on prior birth experiences. The study found that women who were confident prior to giving birth were much more
Being pregnant is one of the most dichotomous events of human experience. It can be almost divine in its beauty and nearly hell-like in its misery. Having been through three pregnancies, I have experienced firsthand both extremes.
I will never forget the moment my labor began, the moment that marked that step in my journey into motherhood. I can remember everything about it so clearly. My mom, fiancé, and I woke up early Friday morning to make our way to Western Missouri Medical Center. I stood in front of the mirror looking at my belly knowing it would be my last time standing in that bathroom with my baby inside of me still. It was a bittersweet moment that I cherished as long as I possibly could. I was set to be induced that morning and very excited, yet a little bit nervous. I had no idea what to expect. I’d been waiting a very long 37 weeks to finally meet this precious human that had been growing inside me. I had ideas of what he might look like, and what the experience might be like, however nothing could have prepared me for what was in store over the next few days.
Numerous men have probably wondered what it would feel like to be in a woman’s body and experience something men have not experienced such as a childbirth. Consider undergoing the numerous feelings a woman encounters when discovering she’s pregnant. However, imagining and reading about the structure of something does not necessarily make it evident, such as; the true excitement, concern and the thoughts of sickness during the different stages of the pregnancy development. It would offer several men a sense of the approach and generate wisdom to know how it feels to experience the miracle of childbirth
Mother: I have a case of moderate arthritis from playing tennis and gardening, so my doctors were concerned about my body's ability to carry the pregnancy to full term and handle the full ordeal of the delivery. The birth of our child took a long time. I was in labor for nearly four days. We hired a lovely midwife who has specialized knowledge in handling special births, but after the second day, we decided to load me up in the car and head for the hospital. It was frightening, I suppose, but I also felt a clarity of purpose. I really wanted this baby and I knew that the baby's best chance and my best chance for survival was for me to stay calm and coherent as possible, for the sake of my family.
As I take a look back on my life, I realize how great it has truly been. I had an absolutely amazing childhood and I am beyond blessed for it. I grew up in a home with two loving parents that have been with me through it all and now of days that is something to be truly thankful for. My parents taught me to strive to be anything that I wanted and that I could be anything that I set my mind to. These dreams changed throughout my life as I grew older and as I grew into the person that I am today.
Finding out that I was pregnant first hand was a bittersweet but conversely a Kodak moment as well. During the first couple of days I didn’t know whether to ball up and cry or to be happy and exhilarated, I was 17 so I didn’t know how to be happy about me being with a fetus inside of me. “I have my whole life ahead of me, this can’t be real, why me?” I constantly asked myself while looking at the positive pregnancy test. After finding out this shocking news I walked in the same room that my cousin Kiana was patiently waiting in, and quietly said it’s positive. Kiana gave me the ideal expression I kind of hoped for and needed during the time-being but shortly after, I got the news that she was also pregnant. When I first noticed my first sign of pregnancy when I started spotting, and increase of hunger, I didn’t think nothing of it but I slightly had a clue. A week goes by still going unnoticed until the morning sickness stage hit. Waking up with morning sickness was one of the stages I had an aversion to the most. I partially disliked this stage because not only was it morning sickness, but because it was morning and afternoon sickness. Another reason is because it made me feel nauseous. After the morning sickness stage, it encouraged me to get a pregnancy test.