My midwife showed up sometime after 7AM & checked baby's heartbeat & my contractions with her Doppler. Contractions felt more intense like menstrual cramps but not painful. As soon as the other midwife arrived, contractions became closer together (2 mins apart) & I could feel it in my lower pelvic region. After 3 such contractions, both midwives came & told me to position myself in reclining position in the bathtub since baby was about to come out. My primary midwife put her hands by my vagina to guide the baby out slowly to prevent tearing. I was guided by my midwives to open my mouth wide, breathe gently, & let baby come out on its own. I could feel baby's head crowning & slowly come out. I touched my baby's head & waited for next contraction to push baby's body out. It came & my midwife told me to reach down & get the baby. This was at 7:59AM.
We are blessed with our 4th DD, who weighed 6lbs 11 oz & was 19.75 in. long. Gestation length was 40 wks & 6 days. She's very calm, nurses well, & sleeps pretty well too.
I am amazed at how different & SO MUCH BETTER this homebirth experience is compared to my 3 other hospital births. Hooray for homebirths & midwives!
Aimee Blessed Momma to 4 amazing boys, P ~ 9 H ~ 7 J ~ 4 and B ~ 1. Happily married to D Living my almost dream life on an urban homestead, hoping for our forever land to find us soon!
Congratulations on your daughter!!!
JENNY, 38~ preschool teacher, birth activist, sun worshiper, singer, married for 17 years and mom to
Karan 15, Fiona 12, Bodhi 10, Bjorn 6, Devon 3, and Robin Taylor born January 16th!
Congrats Mama! I had a great (quick!) HB experience myself a couple of months ago!
And what's up with all you speedy laboring moms in July? Is there a trend here?