Childbirth is one of the most amazing parts of the human experience, but for some women it can also be traumatizing. When I began to share my traumatic birth with other women I realized my experience was more common than most people think. I am excited to share that Glamour has published my essay on this difficult topic, as it is my hope that this article might bring healing to others who are also suffering.
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to my husband, Chadley, for his endless support before, during, and after the birth of our baby boy, Mesa, and to our amazing medical team at Concord Birth Center and Concord Hospital, who kept us all safe. Thank you to our family and friends who listened to my birth story and shared yours. You all gave me the strength to bare my soul here.