Denise, Montréal-Nord QC (2/4)
"I was very tired after having him, but it was normal for me to work and take care of the house. I knew one day my husband would make enough money and I would be able to stay home. But gosh was I tired. Then about three years later, we had another baby. A daughter. Her birth too was super fast. I swear I gave birth like a rabbit. I went through labor without anesthesia – my husband was an anesthetist resident by then and attended the birth, but he didn’t give me anything! We were so happy. She was full of life. Woke up happy and went to bed happy. She was an easy baby, too, but you had to watch her closely because she was moving around a lot! At the same time, I was so exhausted that when she’d wake up, I would put her into her highchair next to the bed and try to go back to sleep. I’d watch her, drowsily, trying to catch up sleep. I know I probably shouldn’t have, but I was so tired. I think this is why I had a thrombosis soon after."