6 days 1 hour and 8 minutes since I have been craving to type. 6 days, 1 hour and 28 minutes have flown by since I pushed her out. 5 days and 15 hours, from the moment I wanted to stop being a woman and 6 days, 1 hour and 28 minutes since I realized we live among superheroes – I being the newest addition.

I pushed a baby out of my body. It was not easy, then again… I pushed out the largest single thing that ever leaves or enters a human body.

I took big breaths to cope with what was, by a long shot, the most painful thing I have ever done. I left this world for 10 hours and travelled to the land of the bare minimum, a world of ultimate concentration. Although, I sat at home in a pool – breathing, panting, moaning and grunting in the company of my soulmate and midwives. In my alternate world, I sat surrounded by women from all around the world, that together with me, were pushing their babies out. How fortunate I was! To have the comfort of warm water, a supportive partner and a birth of my choice.

We walk among superheroes, who are undervalued and often overlooked, even though their strength is the base for our species’ survival. I bow to those who birth in a less than ideal situations, those that lack a supportive hand to squeeze, those who are too young to understand and those who don’t have a choice over their family planning. Do not underestimate women. Women, do not underestimate yourselves, for I have seen our power and felt our pain.

Mila’s birth was a beautifully powerful experience, one that seemed almost unnecessary at the time, until she emerged. Perfect in every way. Jax and I were struck with a love that goes beyond words. She is and forever will be our top priority.

We walk among superheroes, call your mom.

If I were to do it again, there is nothing I would change. Not the pain, nor the sweat, nor the tiny tear – for this has been the most rewarding, enriching, empowering thing I have ever done and probably will ever do.

I pushed Mila out of my body. I did all of the work, but birthing her would have been much harder without the support of my most amazing husband, Jaxon and our midwife Lindsay and her assistant Christie – thank you!

(To stop forced or undesired early child bearing – should be in every woman’s top priority list. To be able to experience something so natural and so instinctive, bonds women in a way I hardly think possible for men. It is this bond that should drive us to prevent young girls from experiencing something so powerful without the appropriate tools. Modern birthing techniques, although in many cases necessary to save lives, have brought us apart from how powerful we really are and how much change we could bring upon this world, mostly governed by men. It is time we regain some of this confidence.)