It’s Labor Day! Let’s Talk Labor Stories

Okay, so I’m taking the easy way out today. I’m sure you’ll all understand that I would rather spend my time hanging out with my husband and kids… or just watching episodes of Downton Abbey (yeah, SO behind on that trend, but I love it!) than giving you fresh blog material.

I deserve the day off. Labor day isn’t for celebrating the 2 labors I endured? Of course it is.

Now, I know a lot of you have already read these, especially since it seems the way most people find my blog to begin with is through my birth stories, but for those of you who haven’t, or those of you who maybe need a fresh dose of birth control, I link you to:

  • Brie - I’m 38 weeks pregnant now and if I hear one more “it’s LABOR day!” pun I will punch someone in the face.

    Off to read.ReplyCancel

  • Brett - Thanks! Very well timed, I’m in the mood to read birth stories. 🙂 I didn’t realize you had gone through Bradley as well! Was there anything from your classes that you thought was particularly helpful or not so helpful? Definitely putting battery-operated fan on our list of stuff to buy/bring to for the hospital.ReplyCancel

    • Jill - For me, the *most* helpful part of the classes was knowing what was and wasn’t normal for my body to be going through. For example, I *knew* all the doubting during transition was normal… in the rational part of my brain. I took a whole lot of stuff to Kendall’s birth, like a rice sock and tennis balls, and none of it was very soothing. I did like having the lights dimmed and some battery operated candles, though. At Leyna’s birth, the lights were on a dimmer switch, so that was nice. Are you going to be able to labor in the water? THAT? Is the best thing I did with both labors. I didn’t deliver either of them in the water, but I used the bath to get through the last part of labor and into transition, and it was super helpful.ReplyCancel

  • Anastasia @ Eco-Babyz - I didn’t write the birth story of my first (I should!), but I did for my second, my dream birth! It was at a small birth center with midwives, in the water, one amazing experience: http://www.eco-babyz.com/2011/11/baby-ts-water-birth-story.htmlReplyCancel

  • Laura - I gave birth this labour day weekend 🙂 I actually wrote it down this time as it took me two years to write down my first. http://cubitsorganics.com/2012/09/introducing-baby-robin-and-a-once-in-a-blue-moon-home-birth-story/ReplyCancel

  • Labour Story, on Labour Day - […] reading Jill’s birth stories (again), I decided to steal her idea! Why not read a ton of birth stories on Labour day? Here is […]ReplyCancel

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