Narrative Essay On Birth Experience

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In my birth experience interviews I included myself as a first natural birth experience in the hospital here in Phoenix, then I interviewed my sister-in-law in Italy, Genova, as a second C-Section birth experience with an epidural, and third I interviewed a friend, Anne, here in Phoenix of her fourth birth experience, home birth. I was 27 years old when I had my daughter Sara on Sept. 8 1998. I came from Sicily that I was four months pregnant. I broke the water around 3:15 AM, woke up my husband and took a quick shower, I had no pain yet. We went to the Paradise Valley hospital and the pain started feeling quick and strong, I was pacing, my mother in law told me about the epidural and advised not to ask for it, for she thought was …show more content…
For the first girl, she was in Sicily, she started contractions, but the doctor noticed that the baby had the umbilical cord around her neck and leg. After 12 hours of labor, she was operated on emergency with a total body anesthesia. The second girl was born in Genova, Rosaria at 34 years old did a second C-Section, but this time it was programmed and she had a local epidural, the surgery lasted two hours, and no family members were allowed in the surgery room. She saw the 8 pounds baby girl born at 10:40 AM, the experience was intense and …show more content…
She had the first girl in hospital with nurse-midwife, then she had twin girls scheduled to be born with C-Section because they were a special kind of twins who shared the same amniotic sac and placenta (momo twins). Anne at the age of 34 had Matthew at home with a Naturopathic medical physician. The usual home birth midwives weren’t able to help her because the birth was a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-Section). Anne was so determined to have Matthew at home that through research she was able to find a Naturopathic Physician and convince her to assist at Matthew’s birth. Anne had regular contractions that woke her up at 3 AM and he was born at 7:07am. The water broke naturally when the baby’s head burst it. No oxygen was necessary, there were no complications. Matthew was 7 pounds and 8 ounces. In the room were present, her husband, by her side, her older daughter, one of the twins, the Naturopathic, and a student studying to become a NP. She said that it was the best birth for comfort and relaxation

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