Childbirth, in all its raw emotion and beauty, would be close to impossible without a dedicated team of knowledgeable helpers. One mother who knows this to be true is Jill Krause.
The writer recently gave birth to her fourth child and thanks to Katie Lacer, has some beautiful images from the experience to recollect on. One of the images Krause is particularly fond of shows a postpartum nurse guiding her through some incredibly vulnerable moments.
Krause decided to post the image to Facebook, along with an eloquently-worded explanation which has resonated with thousands of mothers.
Krause wrote, “I’ll never forget the faces of the nurses who followed me into the bathroom after delivering each baby. That moment when I was so vulnerable, so tired, scared, shaky. My swollen belly deflating, and my modesty long gone. They treated me with such kindness and dignity. For me, these have been moments of empowerment and confirmation that I have a real village to help me, even if just for that little bit of time in a bathroom, on a toilet, while a kind nurse shows me how to put an ice pad on my mesh undies. This photo by my friend MommaKT Shoots just takes me right back. Like, I can smell the Dermaplast. Let’s hear it for the nurses and the doulas and anyone else who shows us how to make ice pad underwear (or helps with that first shower post c-section!) <3”
Within 24 hours, the Krause’s post had been shared 24,000 times. Following are pictures from the arduous yet beautiful experience:
Some of the mothers who resonated with her message even decided to share their own:
Nurses came forward with stories, as well.
The process of growing a human being then giving birth is a monumental feat which cannot be downplayed, for it is one of womankind’s greatest feats. If you agree, please comment below and share this news.
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