Saturday, October 10, 2009

I Birthed Him MY WAY

And now, my baby's here
and so I'll close the bedroom curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
 I'll state my case, of which I'm certain
I've had a birth so sweet, on Simkin's map
my labor highway
Oh but more, much more than this
I birthed him my way

Regrets, I may have few
but then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
for normal birth was my intention
I chose what worked for me and let the rest
pass down the byway
Oh but more, much more than this
I birthed him my way

Yes there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I stood right up and pushed him out
I faced it all, and I stood tall
And birthed him my way

I've loved I've laughed I've cried
I've reaped rewards of all my choosing
And now, as I look back I find it all so darn amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, in not a shy way
Oh no no no, oh no not me
I birthed him my way

For what's a woman, what has she got
If not herself, then she has naught
to say the things she really truly feels
it felt so good, it felt so real
let the record speak, I am not weak
I birthed him my way !

Kathryn Berkowitz, 2009 LLLof NC Conference Session
"Your Birth, Your Way"

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