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The Turth About Childbirth

It's claim To fame Is pain. Through this we gain An heir. There Is nothing like it to compare. To break the chain Of some thing this intense I need to completely Relax mentally, physically, emotionally, close Out all chatter and remember medicine will Impair My mind while I am trying to maintain The ultimate goal. There are those who feel This doesn't pertain Remember there is no shame. You will have a scattered brain Which will have to catch up to keep your mind In the game. I can't scream, tense, strain, Or even grab the handrail When a contraction takes over my body's frame. By not doing these things I am trying to Minimize the drain On my body which is getting ready for pushing Out an heir. To prevail Is plain Focus on my focal point, pay attention to how I inhale And exhale. When the pushing directive is declared My body doesn't stop it keeps right on going Because these contractions need to keep Flowing. My body is aware As my baby comes out I take in air. The happy tears are falling like rain As I take in every detail On my baby's body with care. Having my baby was debonair. Where I felt tired and a drain I feel like I have gotten my second wind to Sail Sleep and rest will come later. It's time to Entertain Family and friends who have come to exclaim Over the newest addition to our domain.

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Date: 12/6/2019 7:33:00 PM
Wow - you hit the nail on the head! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Bette Bavington
Date: 12/7/2019 8:19:00 AM
Thank you. Merry Christmas.
Date: 12/4/2019 5:58:00 PM
Ooh, well done, I am tired now.
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Bette Bavington
Date: 12/4/2019 7:38:00 PM
I am glad you liked it. It is a wonderful experience. It is definitely tiring.
Date: 11/29/2019 1:37:00 PM
A fine piece Bette, telling the woman's view of childbirth with all its reality with honesty. Excellent penning indeed! Blessings,Gordon
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Bette Bavington
Date: 11/29/2019 1:51:00 PM
Thank you. I am glad you liked it.
Date: 11/23/2019 7:27:00 PM
boy you are so brave not to take anything for the pain. Foolishly i let them give me something when i was only 15 min away from delivery!!! Had i known it was so close, I would not have done it. But for my second child I was really prepared and I got the anasthetic in halfway through the ordeal. I know some prefer the natural method. I admire you for that!
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Bette Bavington
Date: 11/24/2019 7:25:00 AM
Thank you. Each person is different along with pain thresh hold. I think the most important thing is the beautiful gift we get when it's over. I hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving.
Date: 11/23/2019 12:51:00 PM
- A birth can be difficult, long-lasting and painful ... but in the end a wonderful "gift" - If you have just become a mother ... I congratulate you so much, Bette - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Bette Bavington
Date: 11/23/2019 1:12:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise for the congratulations. I have been a mother eleven times. I had all my children natural. I wrote this poem over 22 years ago. Since my girls started having babies. I figured I would post it. The older ones had to have c sections. My next to youngest daughter just brought our granddaughter in to this world natural last Saturday. It was the first time I actually got to see childbirth from the other side. It was truly a wonderful sight to see. I was living in the moment. I am still on a high on life from it.