My First Birth Event
BIRTH STORIES !!!
I can’t possibly start to tell these stories without a tidbit of the first birth I ever attended! This birth did indeed implant a desire for me partake in the miracle of birth over and over again!
The year is circa 1963. Living in our old 1811 saltbox farmhouse, all 5 of us ( my brother, sisters and I) are gathered in the large upstairs bathroom which was probably a bedroom at one time prior to indoor plumbing! Near the radiator on a bed of old towels, our beloved dog Dreena was giving birth to a litter of puppies! How excited I was at the age of 9! I was always an outspoken little girl… a “hoyden” my father so fondly called me. I had to try to be involved in the entire event. The first two puppies were born and Dreena was affectionately licking them. I was immediately sold on the whole thing.
A little while later, the third puppy was expelled with the amniotic sac intact…….Not waiting to see what happened next—I ran to my father to report!
“There are 3 puppies now and this last one came out in a plastic bag!!”