That unbelievable rush of love and fear

Where did you give birth or where was the birth you witnessed?
England, Kent, Maidstone

Can you describe where your/the birth was?

I started at home in a birthing pool, then was moved to hospital with a pool.

Who was present at your/the birth?
My husband and midwife

Can you describe the experience of giving birth or watching the birth?
17 hours of labour, I was scared of the unknown, when I released into the process, allowed myself to feel safe…. I was no longer scared. It was awe inspiring, I discovered my strength. I let go and trusted my body, no drugs, no gas, just trust and love – in my body and my babies. Connection to sound, to flow, to deeper inner knowledge, to not try to control. Giving birth for me was the most creative, profound life changing experience I have ever had. Looking at my little girl and boy for the first time and that unbelievable rush of love and fear.


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