A mom's loving recount of her daughter's home birth!
As the sun quietly started to greet the day, Michelle and Sarah parted with hugs and the promise to check in on us soon. The brief, quiet few hours in bed with just the three of us was joyfully broken when her brother finally woke up to discover a tiny, cheerful new person nestled between us.
A sweet loving story of a dad's experience with the homebirth of his first child while supported by Local Care Midwifery.
"“I can't lift that bag of dog food, can you help me please?” I said to the Agway clerk. “I’d carry it myself, but I just had a Cesarean section.”
“Congratulations!” said the Agway clerk.
Huh? Congratulations?! Oh yes, that's right. I had a baby. She couldn’t see the scars."
Here the a link to a blog written by Abigail Schoonover. Abi has rexperienced two full term pregnancies and two miscarriages. She is bravely blogging about a pregnancy subsequent to miscarriage, her faith and her self. Enjoy!
Planning a home birth doesn't always mean getting a home birth. Some babies need us to make a different plan. Meshele describes her brave journey to a planned home VBAC.
Kevin describes his journey to be a homebirth father, supported along the way by Local Care Midwifery, PLLC.
"At about 10pm on Monday, January 25th, I was having some pretty regular cramping, so I decided I needed to call my midwife, Michelle. Because of my history of “fast labor,” she came over to check me out. It turned out that I was having contractions, but I was not really dilated too much. At about 3am, Michelle went to bed in our spare room and I went up to my own bed. "
I remember Michelle switching from her thin, flimsy latex gloves to her "serious baby-catching gloves". I remember asking her, gasping for air between contractions, "where are we?" and the excitement I felt when she made a chestnut sized oval with her fingers to show me how much of your head she could see.