My pregnancy experiences were well within the context of western laboring practices of birthing in a medical setting, with competent teams to render aid and monitor wellness. Though my idea was to have vaginal birth, my first child was birthed through emergency C-section, due to the length of dry labor and its impact on the unborn child. Further, I must add that my frame was far too small to push the almost 10 pound baby out into the world. Four years later, the second child provided another opportunity to experience the beautiful natural birthing process, however; complications from medical issues and infections prompted a medical decision for a scheduled C-section. A year later, yet another opportunity presented itself. This time, with added care from a multidisciplinary team, I was finally able to experience the complexities and joys from a natural birth. Yes birthing is painful, but since pain holds no memory, the only experience is the overwhelming feeling of joy and awe to be able to bring a life into the world.
Three births; three different birthing methods. The only commonality was the level of attention placed in the different developmental stages of fetal growth. Proper nutrition and exercise, continual medical prenatal care and self care allowed me to carry my pregnancies to term.
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I began my road to profession during my high school years. I started at a day care center. During my stead, I pursued my love for hospitality and enrolled at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts program. Since then, I dedicated a good portion of time in the food and beverage industry. I was always too happy to work and be engaged in every aspect, including doing dishes and mopping to bathrooms and trash. I learned early on that hard work and dedication defined who I was, who I am, and who I will be.
During a time of temporary relocation I took on a role as Case Manager for a mostly Hispanic community. Here I fell in love with psychology. Soon after going back home I enrolled in the Psychology program at Argosy University in Sarasota Florida. I applied much of what I learned to how I performed my duties, how I made hiring choices, and more importantly, how to be. On the home front, I applied what I learned when engaging with my family and friends, and in doing so, I have been privileged to inspire my grandchildren to grow up with curiosity and a deep love for adventure. My family is my ultimate love, and my grandkids are my greatest motivators for wanting to pursue an educational path that allows me the opportunity to inspire a young mind. Taking a moment to reflect, I have come full circle. Evaluating the things that I have done, and the strides I have made towards positive professional growth, I return to the place where it all began, school and child care.
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3 thoughts on “Birthing”
Hi Emily, thank you so much for sharing your child birthing stories. Congratulations on your three children. Thank you for the tips on how to ensure one has a healthy prenatal experience. It is so important that everyone woman and every parent know the proper care and have the resources needed to ensure their child is having a healthy development while in the womb.
Hi Emily. I have always enjoyed learning other women’s birthing stories, just like yours. I think our stories of pain and joy during child birth are what make us mothers very special. Thank you for sharing your story!
Hi Emily. I enjoyed reading your blog. I think our stories of fear, pain, and joy during child birth are what make us mothers special. Thank you for sharing your birthing story!