posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 10:15 AM
What a nice thread to stumble on when ATS is full of negativity at the moment. My true happiness story is this...
I knew i always wanted a child, but always had a feeling i wouldnt get one. My partner fell pregnant and eventually gave birth to our beautiful son.
He was born in Montrose, Scotland in a pool. We wanted a water birth because we'd researched how it can be quite traumatic for a new born to come
from the warmth inside to the cold air, so the pool birth was what we wanted so that our child was born into a warm pool. My partner and ihad a birth
plan, which was no pain relief except gas and air. We wanted it to be as natural as it could be. My partner went into labout at 7pm, she slipped
into the pool, i put on our favuorite music, which was Jack Johnston, and i dimmed the lights. The midwife left us too it. The policy of the
maternity ward in Montrose is that the father takes charge of the birth until the child is crowning. I sat next to her and stroked her hair wilst she
drifted beween sleep and awake. It was 11pm on the Sunday night before he was close to birth, throughout the whole birthing process, my partner never
gave out 1 single scream or yell...she was amazing. Our son was born at 23:31 on the sunday night. When he came out i was asked to cut his cord,
which i did. My partner then told me she wanted me to be the first on to hold him and that i needed to take of my top off as skin to skin contact is
the most important. I took off my top and held him against my beating heart, he was gripping my finger, i held him close to my mouth and whispered in
his ear that his daddy was here and that mummy and daddy love him so much. The midwife took him away from me as he wasnt really making much movement
and was still quite grey/blue. She took him through to the resuss table and i followed, she laid him down and said to me, "watch the life come into
him". She put the oxygen mask over his mouth and nose and rubbed his legs, withn about 10 seconds i saw red spread out from his heart to fill his
whole body. He gave out a little cry, and at that point i too let out some tears. The midwife then picked him up and said to him, "here is your
daddy", i took him into my arms and went through and gave him to his mummy who hadnt seen him yet.
This was the happiest moment of my life, nothing can ever prepare you for the fear and excitement that birth can bring.
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jrmcleod because: (no reason given)