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Today I want to share Maia’s birth story, this is the best day of my life.
We welcomed our Maia Sofía Quiñones on August 2 2015 at 3:51am. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long.
Thank God my pregnancy was healthy. Trough out my pregnancy I read a lot about pregnancy and labor because I wanted to have a labor with no unnecessary medical procedures. I really wanted to have a natural labor. I decide to hire a Doula because I wanted to have a support on my pregnancy and labor. The support of my Doula and husband was indispensable in this process.
As my due date was nearer I became anxious asking myself when the baby would come. I have to admit I got crazy ideas in my head. I asked myself if my water could break in public or if I was going to be capable of feel the contractions. Many people advised of drinking tea to induce labor but I never did that. I was still waiting. Our bodies are perfectly designed and the baby is who make the decision. My due date came and I couldn’t believe I had 40 weeks. That day passed and August arrived and I was still asking myself if the baby would come any time, without having clue that day the contractions would start.
Around 7pm after my Doula visited me at my house, the contractions started. We went for a walk around my street and the contractions wouldn’t go away. This was an indication that the time had come. I remember when each contraction came my dear husband whisper to my ear that our daughter was about to arrive. When the contractions were nearer we called my Doula telling her that is was go time. We started at my house and then left to the hospital.
The night was eternal. The contractions were more intense which they reminded me that I was very close to meet my daughter. I thought a lot of time of giving up and to start screaming like crazy but I was so close. After my water broke almost immediately I felt the desire to push and then our daughter was born. I couldn’t believe I was a mother and that little angel was ours.
During this process my Doula and husband were an extraordinary support. Without them I was not going to be able to have the beautiful labor I had. From my mouth I can never say that giving to birth is something horrible (as I often hear). I cannot call horrible the day my daughter was born. When I look my daughter it reminds me about how fragile life is but how wonderful it can be.
August 2nd, 2015 will be forever a special day to us.