Archive | March, 2014

The Birth of Barrett

I woke up in the morning and right away noticed some stronger contractions. I didn’t think I was actually going into labour, but thought I should have a good breakfast just in case it was later that day. The contractions were coming on every 3-5 minutes and made me stop and breathe through them.

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Emi’s Birth Story

My name is Emi. I am an immigrant from Japan. When I gave birth for the first time, I was 40 years old. It was biggest challenge of my life … I mean the “birth” part. My feelings were a mix of hope and fear. I read so many books and tried to get ready for the birth, but when the time had come, all my knowledge was gone. I needed someone to hold my hand and support me with love.

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