I’ve tried to write this story many times, but it never comes out as eloquent as I would like it to be. Her birth wasn’t a beautiful birth and I wasn’t graceful about it, but it was a strong labor with a baby determined to come into this world. We had a quick (7ish hour) and natural birth, with a few complications AFTER. I’ve actually decided to remove the story all together. But, here are a few photos to remember the day she was born.


  1. I've been following your blog for awhile now. You are an amazing inspiration to me as a mother, I also have a daughter who was born in Nov of 2010.
    I too had issues with my placenta after having her which sounds exactly like what you went through. I didn't have any pain meds either and can totally relate to the pain of that experience.
    Anyway, I was wondering if your doctors told you why they thought this happened to you and if they discussed how they would prepare you differently if you were to have any more children? I had to have an emergency d&c and 2 blood transfusions bc my doctor actually pulled part of mine out. It was very scary for me and you are the only person that I know of, other then myself that this has happened to.

  2. Oh my gosh- this was so moving. I had a really rough birth myself, different, but very disappointing.

  3. @ Lil Muse Lily: I'm not sure if my midwife or the surgeon is to blame… but its probably safe to blame both of them. My midwife stitched up the episiotomy before I went into surgery and the surgeon then went ahead and cut me again and then re stitched it to make it easier for his hand to fit to remove my placenta.

    @ Kalani: I couldn't agree more.

  4. all the pain was all worth it. yes, you made the right choice. 🙂

    why did you have to be stitched twice?