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    Default Did you feel empowered after giving birth?

    As my title says - "did you feel empowered after giving birth"

    I have read many times (not just on here) and heard through many people too, how empowering childbirth was for them.

    Really just curious to know how everyone felt.

    I personally did not! I had an extremely fast labour (woke up at 4.40am, waters broke, zoomed to the hospital and my lo was born @5.46am!) I was in total shock! (My body went into shock) and I just couldn't believe what had happened!
    Tbh I felt abit cheated, as it was not what I was expecting nor was it what I had planned in my head haha

    Thanks for reading (and hopefully answering!)

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    Default Did you feel empowered after giving birth?

    No way!! I felt cheated, abused, like I was not important..completely insignificant. I had a horrible birth.

    I'm hoping I can get a positive experience with a c-section this time.

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    Default Did you feel empowered after giving birth?

    The first time hell no! I felt abused, neglected, battered and bruised, stupid and like I didn't matter at all.

    The second time hell YES!!! I stood up for myself and got the birth I wanted. It was wonderful :-)

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    Empowered is not a word I would use to describe how I felt directly after birth. I had a very straight forward drug free VB, and the only thing I felt when DS came out was relief. Relief that the pain was gone and that my baby was healthy. Preparing for birth a second time I now feel a little empowered from DS's birth - knowing I have done it before will hopefully get me through doing it again!

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    Default Did you feel empowered after giving birth?

    No it was horrible I felt traumatised

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    Default Re: Did you feel empowered after giving birth?

    Nope not at all. I had a horrendous birth with dd and ds's elective c section wasn't much better.

    I'm hoping this time will be better !

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    Default Did you feel empowered after giving birth?

    Yes, I have had 2 emergency c-sections and both times felt like I was the most clever person in the world for growing these little people! So although I have never had a vaginal birth, I still felt empowered each time I have held my newborns.

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    Default Did you feel empowered after giving birth?

    My first birth, empowered? Nope definitely not! It was all a big shock to the system.

    My second birth was great! I did feel empowered. I think because I knew what to expect and I knew my body better this time I felt totally in control. I was so so happy that I managed to go with out drugs too which helped how I felt as with my first I had an epi.

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    Default Did you feel empowered after giving birth?

    Yes because the hospital tried to get me to have a c-section but I refused and pushed him out.

    It wasn't the birth I had imagined and I do need to come to terms with a lot of it but that is the overall positive that I try to think of!

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    Yes I did. Both times. First birth was not a good one, but I still felt amazing once he was born.

    My 2nd birth whilst it didn't go 100% to plan was still brilliant and amazing and that feeling after she was just born and I held her in my arms was the most amazing feeling I have ever felt in my life. I wish I could bottle it and sell it as I'd make millions. Can't wait to do it all again in May


 

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