Mother warrior –Carol
What was your pregnancy like?
It was my 2nd pregnancy. I had a great experience until late in the 3rd trimester when I had a lot more pain and discomfort than in my 1st pregnancy.
What does the word 'mother' mean to you?
It means I get the pleasure of being the most important person to a couple little people- Just like my mom is to me!
What was your birth like?
Disappointing. I was attempting VBAC for my 2nd birth. I was inspired to experience birth after feeling like I'd missed out after my first caesarean. My efforts were many, including support from a psychologist, hypnobirthing education, acupuncture, and support from a private midwife. I had to fight for my rights for VBAC almost the entire way and in the end, we needed another emergency caesarean. Most disappointing is accepting the fact that a 2nd caesarean means the likelihood of me every giving birth vaginally is low.
What advice would you give new mums?
Enjoy all that you can. Everything changes so quickly.
Who inspires you as a mother?
Watching my kids develop and change, watching my partner parent in his own way, recognising my parent's words coming out of my own mouth.
Carol is a music teacher growing a private studio of students to teach piano lessons/trumpet lessons, from her home in Heathmont. She has such a gentle nature and is super lovely! if you’re looking for a music teacher check out her website…