She came out like Superwoman

Where did you give birth or where was the birth you witnessed?
Reading, UK

Can you describe where your/the birth was?

In the doctor’s unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Who was present at your/the birth?
Midwife and husband.

Can you describe the experience of giving birth or watching the birth?
It was all very quick. Arrived at hospital about 9 and my daughter was born 2 hours later. No fuss, no problems, no pain killers. She came out like Superwoman though with her extended arm appearing first. This meant I needed a lot of internal stitches afterwards!

It’s a long time ago now but I think I was quite relaxed about it all. My first birth was quick too. It’s her coming out like Superwoman that has stuck in the mind and her doing a massive poo before they weighed her. She still weighed in at over 4kg!


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