You are strong, momma

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For any new or soon-to-be mommas: you are stronger than you think you are.
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Take it from me! I was a basket case leading up to Michael’s birth. I did NOT want a C-section and all the drugs that came with it. I read so many books, listened to hours of podcasts, & we hired a doula in hopes to have an all natural birth at the amazing natural birth center at our local hospital. I’m all about health and fitness so I physically thought I could do it and I also didn’t want any drugs to get into Michael’s system to possibly have breastfeeding go wrong. I knew this wasn’t the case for all babies but I thought that might happen if I decided to get any kind of drugs during labor/delivery, and I really wanted to breastfeed.
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I’ll spare you the details (I did post my five part birth story if you scroll back some posts) but eventually I did end up needing an emergency C-section. Myself, my doula, my husband, my midwife, the nurses & doctors did all they could but there was no way Michael would have come vaginally. Idk if it was the drugs or my own mindset but momma mode kicked in and I was so relieved to actually get an epidural and a C-section. Right when I got the epidural, my doula and husband both said “I’m surprised you didn’t get that sooner!” With how long I endured labor.
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I truly believe you are all stronger than you think you are. Mind, body, and soul. We go day bu day worrying about our babies, our house, and our husbands, but don’t stop to think “Wow, I have been through a lot and I am so strong!”
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So if you’re going through a tough season or a tough day, realize just how strong you are momma! You made it through today. ❤️ You’ve got this.
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I am an open book in my DMs if you have any questions about mental health as a mom, pregnancy, labor/birth, etc. 📩