I may never write a better title. God, it makes me happy. This experience did not.
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In case you haven't noticed, Facebook tends to be uncomfortable with showing motherhood in all its glory, banning everything from pregnancy portraits to breastfeeding pics. Now they've censored another photo, this one of a woman's behind during a water birth. The irony?
This study used a qualitative, descriptive approach to explore how women develop their initial birth plan and how changes made to the plan affect overall birth experiences. Narrative, semistructured interviews were conducted with 15 women who had given birth in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada, and data were analyzed using a phenomenological approach. The birth of a child is a pivotal time in the life of a mother and her family.
A small percentage of babies assume different positions, some of which make vaginal birth risky and require surgical intervention if the baby does not turn or be turned by an obstetrician by the time you are in labor. Here are some abnormal delivery positions you should be aware of:. Rare abnormal delivery positions include face-first, brow-first, and compound, in which a hand or foot emerges from the birth canal with the head or buttocks.
For the first weeks after the delivery, I felt great. I was taking a whole cornucopia of prescription drugs, most of which were stool softeners. I was also on a Motrin regimen that I stuck to religiously to keep any swelling at bay. Saving that for a rainy day.
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