There we is, me and my sister, rocking it wedding style!
I've given birth twice, so I know that although a natural, vaginal birth hurts like the proverbial bitch, its also an amazing, joyous, emotional thing - and I would love to experience that from the other side. I'd love to be in the room with a labouring mother, to help her through all the pain, and the nerves, and the ' I.Just.Want. To.Go.HOME! ' that inevitably happens around the last transition. My sister was telling me about a few of the births she got to attend this past week ( and no, no confidential patient details were shared ) and this little pang of ' I wish I could have seen that .... ' hit me. Which I then confessed to because its no secret that I think babies and births are amazingly awesome.
All of which resulted in my sister saying that when she has a baby, I can TOTALLY be in the labour suite with her - and probably her partner, and our mum. So not the exclusive support person but I'll take what I can get. Now all I have to do is wait for her to be ready, willing and able to have a baby and its on!
( Oh, and the whole conversation reminded me that I haven't posted Tullys birth story yet. Perhaps I should get onto that.... )