The Proudest Moment of My Existence!

by Shary Lopez on July 5, 2015

When I found out I was expecting, I was honestly the most scared I’ve ever been in my whole life. I wanted a hospital, pain meds, and thought whatever could go wrong would. Giving birth was going to be painful and awful.

After educating my self and learning to trust my body through birth classes, I changed my birth plan a week before my due date. March 13, 2014 Lyric was born in the water, at home! Giving birth was beautiful and powerful. The proudest moment of my existence!

Brennan BWF 1

Brennan BWF 2

 

{Submitted by Brennan Card}

 

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