Had a very interesting birth today!
This mom is really independent and will not be directed! We worked together over 6 months doing HB and NLP to prepare her, however, being she's a solid earth mother, who was home birthed herself, she had every confidence in her body and birthing. She also was having nothing to do with additional tests, meds or interventions.
So she fired her first midwives as they were too aggressive and went with an older one, however, baby was 9 days over and MW was pushing So she FIRED HER TOO yesterday!
I was in Kelowna and snow bound, called her this morning at 9”30- and she had just birthed her first baby, at home, on her OWN!
Yes…her husband was there, and a friend. That was it!
All good, cord around the neck but loose and baby was out and on her chest and then the placenta birthed directly thereafter within ten minutes.
They left it attached to the baby for 24 hours, and I called Gloria, she’s in Victoria, so she referred me to Hope = one of her students and she went over, just to do a check up and check on baby and mother!
How is that for MY BIRTH: My Way!
They didn’t have a lot of money and so didn’t want to hire me, and Gloria was right out of the question…so she did it herself!
You see it’s totally possible and our bodies do work!
Her husband was really concerned when she fired the second midwife, knowing it was going to fall to him, however, we'd covered off the whole of the birthing process and they were in great shape to proceed and did just that!
Now I don't TEACH unassisted home birth, that's not my preference and as you can see I was not invited either, however, there's still the taxi cab births and births in airplanes...so it can happen naturally without all the crazy!
This one worked out great!
Just so you know, Gloria's response was "good for her!"
Bye for now, Kathy