The Birth of Adrian
Gerardo and I had a wonderful experience. I was due on Dec 2 but the baby came on the 26th of November.
I started to feel a little weird 3 days before. I was very sensitive, I had bloody show and I was very tired.
I started with irregular surges the 25th in the evening. At 3:00 am we called Andrea, our midwife . She came at 3:45 am and I was around 3 cm dilated.
When I was 6 cm I stopped progressing and Andrea released my membranes and labour started again. I was in active labor for about 10 hrs.
We planned a hospital birth but when I was 7 cm (time to go to the hospital) we decided to have the birth at home since everything was going very well.
I laboured in the shower, in the tub, on my bed, on the toilet and I finally birthed the baby on the birthing stool. I pushed for about 1 hr, and Adrian came out at 2:57 PM.
I paid a lot of attention to my breathing but the midwives asked me to push as well so I did both. It took one hour for the baby, and 8 minutes for the placenta, to come out.
Yes, it was very intense, but at the same time, wonderful.
Adrian was 7.11lb and 50 cm.
Gerardo was amazing. He was very supportive and strong.
I focused and relaxed all the time and Gerardo worked very hard as well to help me. I definitely didn’t get to the point where it was painless but I was always thinking that something wonderful was about to happen and it did.