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Posted by: Stephanie   |   10/13/2011   |   Virginia

It isnt easy, but it is worth it

 
With my daughter, I knew I was going to have to have IV antibiotics during labor. I didn't even have contractions before my water broke. So I immediately had to go the the hospital and get hooked up to an IV before I began really laboring. The entire process was frustrating. Not being able to get out of bed, then the epidural not working, and then my doctor telling me to be ready to push when she got to the hospital, not when my body was actually ready. I ended up having a c-section, not because we were in danger, but because my doctor needed to get back to her weekend. I came out of the process angry, and frustrated. But I had a beautiful child, and that was what mattered. With my second, I opted to have another c-section because he was huge, and I was afraid the same thing would happen as with my first. I had a healthy boy, and I wouldn't change a thing. Except for maybe my c-section pouch. I understand that I am lucky. I had the choice, and the access to good healthcare. I had two c-sections with no complications that resulted in two beautiful children. Neither process was easy, and it hasn't been easy since. But I wouldn't change a thing. I know someone, and American, who had to have a c-section in Pakistan while on a mission trip, and she said she had minimal pain medication after delivery, and it is expected that family will help in the hospital. I just remember feeling totally amazed that she was able to do what she did, because I thought there was no way I could have done it. Women are strong, and amazing people. They can endure more than most. Especially when it comes to caring for their children. This is such an amazing organization, I hope they are able to reach out to the millions of women in need across the US and the world. Letting them know they are not alone.

   

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