1. I’m sorry, but I had to laugh out loud as you explained the “People’s elbow”. 😀 Glad you were able to birth him naturally, but it sounds like a long morning you had. It’s a scary situation, though, having to decide whether to stay at home longer or not. But now you know what to look for, what it feels like and how your body responds to giving birth.
    A great birth story, I enjoyed reading it.
    Visiting from Monday Link-up.

  2. Toni Lopez

    I gave birth via C-Section. I read your article to find out what a REAL birth is like. Thanks for the vicarious experience you gave. I think Mother’s Day should be celebrated twice a year.

  3. What a wonderful story and happy birthday to your sweet one! I have had five children and 2 of the births were completely natural. You are so right though, no birth ever goes as you plan. There are always surprises. During one of my natural births my son presented with shoulder dystocia and I can very much identify with “The Peoples elbow” that you mentioned! Enjoyed reading about your experience. No matter how many times you go through it, it always leaves you with a sense of wonder. xoxo
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  4. How delightfully written. Thank you for sharing and a happy birthday to your little one:) Now That I am thinking about it, I must have had the “People’s elbow” with my first born as well because I remember them telling me not to push and I really really needed/wanted to lol

    • Chandra

      Thank you! Yeah, it’s definitely not pleasant not being able to push when you’ve got the ring of fire! haha.

  5. I actually kind of things birth plans are ok for a guide, but the baby never seems to stick with them and you just have to go with the flow. I too dreaded a c section with my first and ended having an emergency one unfortunately but it all worked out well in the end. Great tips 🙂 #bumps&babies

  6. Oh my first two births didn’t go as planned at all either. Love the don’t scream waste energy advice if only I could figure a way to go through the pain nicely grunting hahaha I hated being told not to push when that’s all I wanted to do. Thank you ever so much for joining in BUMPS ANS BABIES hope you will join us again this week. #bumpsbabies

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