So, my best friend gave birth at a birth center (same one as emansmom) a week ago. She just got around to writing her birth story and sending it to me.
I won't post the whole thing, because that wouldn't really be appropriate, but, my favorite line was this:
It was amazing Mara, all they (the midwives) did was listen to me, talk with me, encourage me, and they knew just by how I was acting and the noises I was making that it was time! They NEVER examined me!
Sigh, doesn't that just bring tears to your eyes? I'm so happy for her because her first birth was basically an induction after her water breaking and having no contractions.
I know during my DD's birth one of the things that annoyed me the most was being checked. Anyway...I just wanted to share that.... I'm just so happy for her.
Mara & Joel, 2009
It is definitely a whole different story when people listen to you. That is just wonderful!! I am so happy she got everything she desired!!! TFS!
Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006
Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13
So glad she had such a great experience!!! The Greenhouse is such an awesome Birth Center Tell her to send it in so they can post it on the GBC website, then I can read it too! Love me a good birth story lol
DS Ethan 1/29/08,
DD Lola 2/2/10
DS2 Weston 2/18/12
I'm so glad your friend has such a great experience!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
What a great experience for your friend. I wish more birth could be like that!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.