I’d like to tell you straight away what this post would not include:
– description of my labour in every medical detail; I’m sure you can find quite a lot of articles like this, but it’s not the main topic here.
– any advice on whether you should go to labour with your partner or alone; I believe it’s a very personal issue, we’re all different, so all I could say is read up, go to pre-natal courses and think for yourself – no need to feel under pressure one way or another. It’s your choice!
Our second baby was born in Moscow and it was an enlightening experience indeed. Not that the first one wasn’t, but that was to be expected – in the end it’s your first child, you kind of have an idea of what’s coming up but it still hits you hard in the face. No books or stories can really prepare you for the experience and that’s why it’s often called ‘overwhelming’. Mostly in a good way.
I wrote this post for MojoMums, please, visit MojoMums.co.uk for the rest of the story!