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21 Moms Share their Beautiful Stories After Giving Birth, and It’s Enlivening

9. “We birthed our daughter at home and this was after 40 hours of total labor. The last thing I would ever want to do is get my swollen vagina up off the ground, put a dress on and try looking like a million bucks like Kate Middleton had to. I was so tired (it was worth it and I would totally do it again!) and constantly thought there was no way I could go through another contraction!”.

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10. “This is the first time I got to hold my little girl. She was 11 weeks early and this pic was taken almost 36 hours after she was born. This was after an emergency C-section due to preeclampsia. I had been on magnesium since nine a.m. the previous day and keeping my eyes open was a struggle. I felt like death.”

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11. “This is me with my middle child about 20 seconds old. I said, ‘Did I poo in the pool?”.

12. “My midwife wanted me to eat a meal before I left the birth center, so I had spaghetti and meatballs at five a.m”.

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