Unmedicated Natural Birth Story of Baby Aum

A very special Mother's Day birth story worth sharing. Witness how brave mom calmly delivers her baby in a birth pool at Shiphrah Birthing Home.

 

A shared birthing story by mommy Cherrie Cetana

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Birth Story of Aum
November 05, 2017 | 5:52 pm
Midwife : Lornie Bagro & Dolores Candare
 

Proud Parents : Mommy Cherrie & Daddy Sky

Gentle and Natural Birth (TAYTAY, PHILIPPINES)

“Sa tubig mo papanganak anak nyo? Ano yan sirena?

“Baka mapasma ka? Nung araw nga ilang araw bago maligo ang bagong panganak, tapos ikaw nakababad sa tubig?”

One of the best decisions that me and my husband made was to give birth at Shiphrah Birthing Home, kahit na nawiweirduhan both sides ng family namin. We want a Natural Birth. I experienced a full expression of myself while giving birth at Shiphrah unlike in hospital based on my interview with other moms, limited yung galaw at yung iba halos din a makagalaw kahit na in pain para lang di matanggal ang swero etc.

 

Masarap sa pakiramdam na malaya kang nakakagalaw ng hindi mag-iisip sa sasabihin ng iba. Ibat’-iba ang posisyon ko sa loob ng birthing pool para maibsan yung pain. Parang pag praktis ng Yoga Asanas hahanapin mo yung posisyon na kumportable sa katawan mo.

 

Nung manganganak na ko at napifeel ko na yung crown ng head ni baby sa pwerta ko, medyo pagod na din ako nun at naiisip ko na “lalabas ka ba ngayon anak o bukas pa?”, Ate Lornie asked me if I want to hold and feel my baby’s head at first ayoko pa, then the second time she asked me hinawakan ko, “it’s slimy”.

 

Mas lalo ako naencourage at nagkaron ulit ng lakas para lumabas na siya. Naexperienced ko din sa Shiprah ang tinatawag na Unang Yakap (immediate skin-to-skin contact with baby), pati na ang delayed na pagputol ng umbilical cord para makuha ni baby lahat ng blood mula sa placenta, Naexperienced din ni Papa Sky ang pagputol ng umbilical cord.

 

Bukod dito ang sarap din marinig na habang naglalabor ka you’ll hear people around you cheering and encouraging you that “You can do it!, konti na lang!, malapit na!”

 

Nagpapasalamat ako sa midwife na si Ate Lornie sa pagbibigay ng birthing breathing techniques at sa buong staff ng Shiprah Birthing Home sa pagiging hospitable at pagbibigay ng free seminar sa mga nanay. Napakalaking tulong niyo pos a community at pag promote ng Natural Birth.

 

Salamat din kay Radika sa pag cheer at pagdala ng vegetarian food samin. Ganun din kay Ms. Cherry ng Bearthside Photography sa pag cheer, pagdokyu at pagshe-share ng story habang naglalabor ako. At kahit na very busy ang schedule nakapunta pa din kayo to cover baby aum’s birthing story.

 

Salamat po. Sa family namin ni Papa Sky (my husband) Thank you sa support, sa pag visit at pagsend ng good energy habang nanganganak ako. Kay Papa Sky na nagbigay ng extra care samin ni baby AUm for 9months and beyond, thank you Papa Sky sa paghawak sa kamay ko when I was in pain, sa pagasikaso ng mga needs namin ni Baby AUm. Thank you for staying awake when I cannot sleep. I love you Papa Sky, love love ko kayo ni Aum.

 

At syempre sa Universe maraming salamat, sa pagbigay saken ng lakas, to my Guru for my meditation lessons. Namaskar. To all nanays and moms-to-be I encourage you to do a Natural Birth. Women’s body is magical. Every birth is unique and every mother knows which position works best for her and her baby. Never doubt your body because we are capable of giving birth in a natural way.

 

#BirthIsBeautiful #naturalbirth #birthempowered #birthunscensored #birthunscripted #birthbecomesher #birthstoryphilippines #gentlebirthinthephilippines #KayaMo #ShiphrahBirthingHome

Truly, a birth to remember for mommy Zen and daddy Kim. Family-centered birth, relaxing birthing space with 'fairy lights', dad caught baby, semi lotus birth, and skin-to-skin with mommy & daddy (Kangaroo Care).

"This was how I totally surrendered the birth of my son, Yuu, to my body. My body was designed for birthing from the start. It did not need my help to push or move a muscle. All it needed was for me to know and understand the design, to trust in it, to remove all doubt and fear, to loosen up and stop resisting, to allow the process to happen, and to just relax and breathe my baby into the world.

To all expecting moms out there, however you may choose to birth, know that you are the brave and strong steward of this child whom you were made to bring to the world. The pain of labor is your friend, so embrace it, let it pass, and let it through, it will deliver your baby to you.

Thank you Doula Beatrice Lugay-San Luis and Midwife Aileen Gay Gaa Vinoya for believing and convincing me that I can birth again without PROM, medications, and perrineal tears in the comfort of my own home.

Thank you Cherry of Bearthside Photography for capturing these precious moments :)

...and thank you, Kim, for :
- renovating the apartment
- moving all our things in it
- making dinner
- heating all that water
- carrying all that water
- catching the baby
- cutting the cord
- cleaning, cutting, and freezing my placenta
- cleaning and washing everything 
- and caring for me pre-birth, post-birth, always, and forever"

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