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Birth & Parenting Series (3): A First-Time Mother of Twins Shares Her Birth Story

February 6, 2012

This is part 3 in our Birth & Parenting Series. Part 1 (Thoughts From a Mother of Four) is here and part 2 (Mother of Seven Shares Her Empowering Birth Stories) is here. As a first-time mother, Anna G. shares about going through pregnancy, labor, and delivery with twins! She provides insight into preparing for the birth of twins, and sheds light on some of the myths and concerns about both caloric intake and birth. Her birth story is powerful, but most powerful is how she handled her particularly difficult immediate recovery. This is one tough mama whose story is both inspirational and moving.  1. Tell me a little bit about your beautiful children. I have two children, ages 3 and a half months.  Yes, that means twins–a girl (Leah) and a boy (Lucas).  Leah is older by 2 minutes.  2. When you first started to think about labor & delivery for your babies, how did you envision it going? Before I really knew anything, I envisioned it like this: A few days before my due date, I would be home late in the evening with my husband and suddenly it would happen–the first contraction.  I would know with absolute certainty that the baby was coming.  I would look at my husband and tell him, “Honey, it’s time.”  Why that phrase?  I have no idea–it is just what I think you say when you are in labor.  My husband would then frantically call the doctor while simultaneously trying to change out…

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