Mila's Birth Story & Awesome Natural Remedies For Labor & Delivery

"You are the poem I dreamed of writing. The masterpiece I longed to paint. You are the shining star I reached for, in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled. You are my child. Now with all things I am blessed." - Author Unknown

This girl came into the world in a way I find hard to describe.

We had heard every heart-wrenching difficult child birth story and since I had been so horribly bed-ridden sick for the first 5 months, we prepared for the worst. I won't get into details, but everything from praying through contractions to watching our sweet girl be born on a mirror - it took our breath away. Of course it was painful, but dare I say,...I enjoyed labor and delivery? 

Yes, contractions were painful, but as a woman who experiences extreme pain once a month anyways, it was a pain I was unfortunately already somewhat acquainted with. When contractions started the day before her birth, I woke at 3:30am and couldn't sleep so I started scrubbing my floors and answering last minute business emails. It was several days before her due date, but I knew this was it and I wouldn't have time or energy to clean for weeks! 

Kavs and I ran errands throughout the day to keep our mind off of things. We stopped every time a contraction came so I could catch my breath. When they became difficult towards the end, he would take a tennis ball and run it along the small of my back until it was over.


Here we are...timing contractions. I laughed at the idea of an app for this, but my goodness did I adore it!

When I was all connected and waiting for dilation, they turned out the lights and told us to try to rest. Of course I couldnt.  I journaled to Mila and prayed for our unborn baby girl. was time to push...

12 minutes later...she arrived. Our hearts burst. 

There simply aren't words for this kind of heart-swelling unconditional love.

Daddy? He was instantly smitten...

Before Mila came...I researched all kinds of natural remedies to assist in labor and also to induce it.

I cant say that any of these are guaranteed remedies, but in our situation, they all seemed to work!

First, there was pineapple. I was told it was a labor inducer, so I ate an entire pineapple two days before. She came 3 days this may have helped?

Two days before I started drinking Red Raspberry Leaf Tea in the morning and evening. Tastes lovely and is also meant to induce labor.



I popped Primrose oil pills. They are said to soften the cervix and since she came so quickly, again, I would imagine perhaps they helped!


Lavender Essential Oil was diffused in our room during labor and it gave the room a lovely spa scent. It also proved to helped to stretch skin during labor and delivery.


Finally, I had a wonderful friend lend me some clary sage! I was told it would help speed up dilation and effacement by my beautiful friend Heather. The incredible thing is, as soon as I rubbed it on, I dilated from 6 to 10 cm in 45 minutes!


I cannot guarantee these products will work for everyone, but I am thrilled to share them if they make your L & D more manageable! I would so love to hear if they work for you!