The anticipation of labor and delivery often causes fear and anxiety in many moms...myself included. This will be my second birth and I'm really trying to focus on things that happen in labor that are actually magnificent. With my first, I had so many fears that needed to be expelled before I could dilate. I was terrified to my core and don't want to go in to this birth with that same heaviness. So, for all of us BTDT Moms...what do you like most about labor land??? For me....
~Time is non existent (several hours truly feels like a few minutes)
~The natural painkillers created by the body are marvelous.
~The intensity of transition and pushing sent my mind into a far away place that felt surreal and out of this world. I'm excited to go back there.
~I loved teaming up with my husband in a powerful, unspoken dance of support and togetherness.
~And of course......looking at, holding, starring and nursing my baby for the very first time....sheer awe. Nothing in the world is better or could scare me away from getting to that goal.