It was terrifying. It was exhausting. It was by far the most powerful thing I have ever done. It was one of the most normal things in the world.
I laughed. I sobbed. I doubted. I rocked back and forth. I growled. I screamed. I swore. I sang Johnny Cash's Ring Of Fire between contractions. But mostly, I trusted my body. I gave birth--without drugs.
The female body is amazing.