Hello friends! As you know know, Jude Mateo was born yesterday in his own timing and in our home. His birth was perfect in every way. The labor and birth went quite fast and afterward he and I lay to rest in our own bed. It was a moment I will cherish forever. The midwife who attended me was a hero and a blessing. She is a 76 year old CNM who is dear friends with Ina May. She agreed to attend me when my other care providers had ditched me. I was so blessed to have her. She could read me like an open book and every suggestion she made was exactly what I needed in the moment. Afterward I was in awe of her and her skills. I know that kind of knowledge, knowing what a woman needs in the moment she needs it, is something that only experience can teach. Experience is something she doesn't run short on, she has attended over 5,500 births! She was so incredibly in tune with every second..."WOW" is all I can say!
Jude's cord was wrapped tightly around his neck 3 times and he had a true knot in the cord at one of the nuchal loops. The cord then wrapped tightly under his arm pit and around his back. It was evident that cord compression and entanglement were the cause of his death as the nuchal loops were very tight and the cord was completely compressed at the knot. After reading Dr. Jason Collins research, it was every bit of what I had expected had happened.
Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for your love and support!