The minute Nijsha found out she was pregnant was an instant shock to her and her partner, as they were not actively trying to conceive. They knew it was a blessing though, and that for them there was no real perfect time to start a family. Nijsha had heard stories from her own mother about how her birthing experiences were extremely difficult; and, Nijsha had always wanted her experience to be different. When she did find out she was pregnant she began to do her own research. She wanted to have an unmedicated birth with no interventions in an out-of-hospital setting.
Her partner was not completely sold on the idea of a home birth (fearing a medical emergency) so they made the decision to meet in the middle with a birthing center. Nijsha read books, listened to The Birth Hour podcast, and watched birth videos on YouTube to prepare. She went into labor the day after her due date on March 21st and had the support of her partner, doula, and midwives who helped her get through 18 hours of labor. She used all the breathing and active laboring techniques to help bring her beautiful daughter Gia Ryan earth side on March 22nd, 2017 at 3:51PM. Gia weighed 6 pounds 8.5 ounces and was 26 inches long.
Nijsha Nesbitt Bio
Nijsha is a 27 year old mother from Brooklyn, New York. She recently gave birth to her 5 month old daughter Gia Ryan in March. She is currently a stay at home first time mother. Prior to that, she was in the fashion industry as a Buyer and store manager. Nijsha continues to have a love for fashion, and now an added love for natural birth, breastfeeding, and being a support and guidance to other first time mothers. You can see pictures of her family and reach out to her on her Instagram at @cremencakes.
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