You Can Do Hard Things

birth

“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.” 

-John 16:21

As I am on cusp of giving birth to my third baby I have been thinking a lot about THE PAIN. I have given birth twice now, and each birth was different. My first birth I was induced, and went the pitoccin/epidural route. However, I went a couple hours before getting an epidural (till 7 cm) and when I finally got it, it only took to half my body. SO, in my mind, the epidural was NOT ideal, not what I wanted and left a bad taste in my mouth… So with my second birth I was determined to have a natural labor – both in the sense of not being induced and not receiving an epidural.  Continue reading “You Can Do Hard Things”