My First Birthing Experience – Efua’s Story

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Name: Efua Age: 28 Number of kids: 1 Hospital & country of delivery: North York General Hospital, Toronto-Canada What your journey to becoming pregnant? Was it easy? Ha! When my husband and I were trying to get pregnant the journey seemed tough, but looking back I would say it was not that bad. I guess it just didn’t happen as quickly as we thought it would. You grow up hearing that as soon as you have unprotected sex you can get pregnant… so fast forward to June 2015 when after 6 months of marriage we decided we were ready to start trying. I was traveling in August that year, so we decided to start after my trip and of course […]

My First Birthing experience – Kwame Nkum

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34 year old father of 3 We were sure we were prepared. We had watched YouTube videos, read books, and gone through multiple to-do lists. We had gone over the sequence of events that occur during childbirth and researched how the contractions are supposed to occur so that we would not be surprised by anything. Well, it turns out you can’t be prepared for your first time…or second or third in my case. Dorcas’ water broke earlier than we expected it to. Come and see panic! Her water broke at home and we lived 40 minutes away from the hospital. I called my mom and then my mother-in-law. I literally carried her to the car and drove frantically to our […]