Thursday, November 12, 2009
Many things have happened since I last blogged. Some good, some exhausting. All were learning experiences. This week I had a delightful birth that was simply a breath of fresh air. Mom called me around 5p to let me know that she was having contractions and would be calling later for me to come over. So, I hung out around the house and waited for her call. Finally, around 11:30p momma called and said she was ready. When I arrived at the house I was greeted by a very nervous papa at the door. As I entered the room I saw the momma leaned over the birth pool with the babies head already crowning. I sat my bags down, put on gloves and reached over just in time to catch the baby as it slid out gently. I handed momma the baby and she sat down in the pool to let him enjoy the warmth of the water. She and the baby sat in the pool for about an hour after the birth of her placenta. The baby floated peacefully in the water while momma supported his head. I sat quietly at the side of the pool and observed the serenity of that moment.These delightfully simple births remind me of why I continue to do this job. Welcome baby Matthew, 10lbs. 5 oz.