I often times think that we need the healing birth story for ourselves and the ones that we know will listen, but I've also realized that not everyone wants or needs to hear all of it. But I do think writing the whole story can be helpful to ourselves :)
Ok this is my first DD's painful 100 words or less story...
Forced to comply
pain is unmanageable while the machines don't work.
Harmful, tongue lashing nurses,
morphine turns me drunk,
hot showers my only torture relief.
They take my support, my voice
away and lock him in a broom closet.
He needs sleep they tell me,
I am in hell I tell them.
Multiple strange hands inside me,
attaching different machines, not even born yet,
already a medical robot.
More forced drugs, wicked witches and finally,
they bring my voice back.
Two hours of screaming terror later
relief, joy, sudden calm, hungry, exhausted,
our beautiful girl.
And my second DD's healing home water birth in 100 words or less...
Pillow mouth to mouth
regurgitating my comfort Kraft Dinner.
Too hot for me, too cold they say,
only a tiny crack in the window allowed.
Neighbors awake with my moans.
8cm dilated, shoved into warm buoyant relief.
Sudden quiet comfort builds volcanic pressure.
My body pushes without me,
POP goes the underwater geyser.
Soon the pain will stop I just need it to
hurt more first.
They laugh at me and agree.
Suddenly another scream enters the room,
silence and tears. She's here!