First, I should say that Ronan's birth was one of the most amazing, exhilarating experiences I've ever had. Almost pain free and only 90 minutes start to finish, I will never win the labor horror story contest. I also can't take any credit for how easy it was, I was simply lucky and blessed beyond measure. While I know that most labors require much more work and pain, I want to share my story because there seems to be a general lack of beautiful, positive birth stories out there. Ronan's birth may have been extraordinary, but I'd like to put it out in the world so that other women know that a wonderful, natural birth in a hospital is possible.