No new mother can ever anticipate what their breastfeeding journey is going to be like. Until you have that baby in your arms and you experience your first latch and those first few weeks & months of nursing, it is very hard to expect anything of breastfeeding. Except the hope that it will be an amazing bonding experience for you and your baby.
I approached by The Birth Hour during my 3rd pregnancy knowing I wanted to share my birth story. I was approached by them a few months after my 3rd baby was born. After everything I had experienced with the pregnancies and attempting a VBAC & VBA2C I was so determined to share everything that I had been through so that if anyone went through something similar, then they could have the comfort of knowing they are not alone. It takes a lot of courage to share something so personal, but my passion for natural birth has grown so much and if there’s one thing I want for every woman it is to experience the best birth they can.
The Birth Hour Podcast Recording
I had a great time with Bryn recording this podcast. I was SO nervous and must have stopped like 10 times but she made me feel so comfortable and helped me get through it with ease. She was extremely flexible and understanding with scheduling, and following through with the requirements so if you have a birth story to share I would highly suggest you contact her 🙂
My Birth Stories (Click below to read the stories in detail)
Time to get really vulnerable here and talk about my attempted VBAC birth story with my second (rainbow) baby. Even though this was 2 years and 1 week ago in August 2015, I can remember it like it was yesterday. That’s the thing with birth’s, they leave truly unforgettable memories whether traumatic or happy.
The pregnancy with Asiyah was Alhamdullilah (thanks to God) pretty smooth other than lots of nausea, severe back and rib pain I was pretty ok considering I had an 18-month-old toddler. I did have a scare of light placenta previa around 16 weeks but it went away within a few weeks.
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I remember when I first got pregnant, I really had no idea how breastfeeding was going to work for me. I did get some advice but nothing actually prepared me for what was ahead of me…..
My son was born via c-section after 20 plus hours of labor. The recovery was brutal as it was my first every surgery. Although breastfeeding seemed to go well those few days in the hospital, it got a little harder when we got home. I was exhausted, sleep-deprived, in so much pain from the surgery and sore from breastfeeding. My son was colicky the first 6 weeks so you can imagine how that went along with recovery.
I am sure you have been there; the long nursing sessions with an infant who barely moves but it kills your back. Then about a year later, you have a toddler nursing which kills your back in a completely different way. It’s almost like acrobat moves or like you have a little superhero who wants to feed how they want to feed whether it be sitting, standing, pulling, and the list goes on…..
When I discovered Fawn Design (which is my absolute favorite diaper bag, check out why here) I noticed different nursing ponchos that looked interesting. I shook my head in denial thinking how will this be comfortable? Especially for me as a Muslim woman who covers up. I found 2 companies called Covered Goods (the original multi-use nursing covers) and MilkMaid Goods which is similar but designed slightly differently.