I was born to an unmarried 20 year old woman, a bastard in every right. My mom was treated as nothing better then a teenage pregnant accident which I was quite the opposite. I was a planned baby. My mom had wanted a baby but didn’t want to have the conditions of my father HAVING to marry her purely out of the birth of me. She told him to wait till I was born to decide if he did want to be married to her.
I put my mother through hell beginning April 11th, 1985. She was in labor for more then 24 hours for me. I wasn’t budging though. I was crammed up under my mom’s ribs knowing that the world possessed such trials and heartache, maybe. The doctor then came in and began pushing down between my and my moms ribcage; trying to push me closer to the birth canal. After I’d moved further down they decided to use forceps to pull me out. He put his foot up on the hospital bed to get leverage as he yanked on me. Meanwhile I’d started face down coming out and midway I turned face up. I came out with a broken nose and covered in blood. During the whole birth my mom was repeatedly told not to yell and had her face covered with some sort of fabric. After I was out and whisked away to god knows where and for them to fix my broken nose my mom laid in the hospital bed. No one knew she was hemorrhaging until she had lost almost all of her blood. She didn’t get to see me for days because she was unconscious.
I believe that your birth can set the groundwork for your life and if that is the case then I think my birth pretty much sums up why I’ve got so many issues mentally and emotionally. I’m writing this because mainly I’d like to know if others had traumatic birth experiences.