I am Good at Giving Birth


e are all given various gifts and talents. Turns out one of mine is giving birth with great speed.

I had my first baby in 4 hours. That includes pre-labor, however you want to define pre-labor. I woke up at 5:30am with mild contractions and had my sweet daughter at 9:42am. 20 months later, her brother was born after 2 hours of labor.

It’s a good thing that my goal was to have a natural/unmedicated birth, because in both instances, I showed up at the hospital too late for an epidural anyway…

**If you’re up for a little L & D reading, join me over at Still:Living for the rest :)**

P.S. Lest I you think I’m patting myself on the back for popping out babies with great speed, I say “I am good at giving birth” with tongue decidedly in cheek. Though I do sometimes hear a bit of pride in my husband’s voice as he describes my deliveries.  Oh, Hubs.

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Jenn is the mommy of two small children, one obese cat and wife to the Hubs. She enjoys making pretty things out of random bits, painting furniture, filling her home with guests. She is not afraid to lead a one-woman crusade against the rampant overuse of the apostrophe.

  • Breanne Mosher

    My husband also described our first daughter’s birth as rockstar-ish. =) All natural, and good overall experience. But it was in a hospital and I had no idea what my requests or standards could be. My second daughter was born at home with a midwife who become a mentor to me in all things health and made me want to have many more children just to have her in my life. =) Since becoming a mom, I love hearing others’ experiences. Totally switch for me. Pre-kids, I would leave the conversation and the room. =P

    • http://www.asimplehaven.com/ Jenn at a Simple Haven

      Yes, these husbands! Mine spoke of it like I won some kind of race :). If we have #3, I may be picking your brain about home-birth. If only b/c I don’t know if I could get to the hospital in time!

  • Tiare

    “I’m good at giving birth” – now that would make a great shirt! As a doula, I know several moms who would love to similarly claim the same. You and your family have every right to be proud.