Birth Story Haikus

Birth Story Haikus

Jennifer Fulwiler is inviting people to share haiku versions of their birth story:

I am limited to one-hand typing while holding the new baby, so how about if you all do all the work for this post? How about this: Let�s do birth story haikus!

I love hearing birth stories, but they�re always so long � I don�t think I�ve ever been able to capture one of mine in less than 2,000 words. I thought it might be fun to put them in haiku form (if you need a refresher, it�s a 5-7-5 syllable scheme).

What fun. Who wouldn’t want to play along?

I thought I’d repost mine here.

Water breaks, labor
slows. Pitocin? No, she�s breech!
Oh great! C-section.

C-section. Arms stretched,
I�m on the cross. Panic, pain
don�t suffer in vain.

Water breaks. Should I
go? Slow progress. VBAC Fail.
C-section again.

Even with a planned
c-section, there is plenty
pain to offer up.

Four days before plan
contractions coming too fast
He chose the right surgeon

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