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Many of my moms send me a birth story from their POV after the birth. It's my favorite gift to get. And while all the stories are so great, this one quote I have to share with my fellow midwives. The full story is about 3 pages long, so I'm just going to share the last paragraph... which I am SO framing and putting on my wall!

And yes, I have written permission from the mom to share.
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Everyone asks me about the birth.
"You really had a 10lb baby, at home, with nothing for pain!?" they say.
And I have to answer "Yep, that's true."
But it isn't. I had my husband's arms for comfort. My children's faces for inspiration, and their soft touches to calm me. I had a trusted guardian, who kept me safe and let me do things the way I needed to. And I had myself, my determination...
I wanted this. I dreamed of this baby for years, and this perfect birth for 9 months...

and it all came true.


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I being a midwife.
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i am not a midwife, but that is really beautiful. totally made me cry.
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That is very, very cool.

(And thanks for getting permission to share! )
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Sniff! What a beautiful beautiful story...thanks so much for sharing, and please thank that mama for US too!
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for sharing

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thank you for sharing. I'm not a midwife, but a simple thank you never seems like it is enough for what my midwives did for me.
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That touches my heart!
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Beautiful...

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I had a trusted guardian, who kept me safe and let me do things the way I needed to.
I'm not a midwife, but I wanted to crash in and say, that's totally what my midwife was for me--a trusted guardian. I know I'll always be grateful for her. It's such an amazing role you midwives play in the lives of us birthing mamas.

Jen, journalist, policy wonk, and formerly a proud single mama to my sweet little man Cyrus, born at home Dec. 2007
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