Supernatural Birth ExperienceMarch 23, 2019
Victoria’s Birth Story
My birth story is a testimony of God’s goodness. This whole experience was definitely from God. I can’t even describe how amazing it all was. I wasn’t expecting to experience a supernatural and pain-free birth, but it was!
On the night of my due date, I began feeling the contractions. I was contracting all night and I took a bath to try and relax while breathing through my contractions as long as I could at home. What helped me stay so calm during my contractions was that I kept reminding myself that God had created our bodies for this and that it was all in His hands. We got to the hospital around 5 am. They checked me and I was dilated to 5cm so I was admitted. Since I had been contracting all night and wasn’t able to sleep, I was open to the idea of getting an epidural so I could nap, but I wanted to see what my body could handle labor. I was checked again several hours later and I was dilated to 8cm! I was so encouraged and surprised at myself that I got this far without getting an epidural so I knew I could keep going.
The doctor came in a little later and broke my water. About an hour later I told the nurses I was feeling a lot of pressure and felt the baby coming! So they checked again, and sure enough, I was completely dilated: 10cm, 100% effaced and ready to push. They immediately put my legs up onto the stirrups and told me to push. When the nurses told me to push like I’m pooping, no joke that’s exactly how it felt. The nurses kept saying to just push through the pain and burning. The crazy thing is I didn’t feel the pain or burning, it was definitely hard to push, but it wasn’t painful just a lot of pressure. I pushed for a total of 15 minutes & our little guy made his arrival into this world at 12:29 pm.
It was the most surreal and incredible feeling. I remember looking over at my husband all teary-eyed and kissing him. As our little boy was laying on my chest, my husband and I held hands and began to thank God for the perfect delivery and the health of our baby boy. I feel so blessed and am so grateful for an amazing pregnancy and an incredible and unforgettable birth experience.
By Victoria Litvinchuk
The baby boy was born on December 23, 2018
In the midst of all of this, I cannot describe the amount of peace and comfort that I feel. I am being cradled into Father God’s arms and I am watching this transformation and life grow in ground scorched with grief and pain.
When my daughter crowned I could feel the stretch (ring of fire) and would describe it as the feeling of an Indian rug burn but I knew that I wanted to let it stretch and focused on relaxing.
Instead of countless fearful and helpless hours spent numbed and strapped in bed, at the mercy of the medical staff’s orders, our birth was a joyful, intimate, sacred experience — a powerfully bonding journey for me, for Greg, and for Anna.