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Emily Grace

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Recent Arrivals | 0 comments

2/27/16
8 lbs 3oz
20 inches

Henry Landon

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August 5, 2015
12:34 pm
7 lbs 1 oz
21 inches
North Shore Birth Center

Theodore James

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8/26/15
2:17am
8 lbs 14 oz
21.75″
Beverly Hospital

Renee

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Birth Stories | 0 comments

My very first birth in Maryland was up until 2 years ago my longest birth ever….40.5 hours. I still can remember driving home from PA and praying oh Lord don’t let me fall asleep.

This was a special birth to me as I had watched this mama grow from a little girl into a beautiful young married woman.

Renee was my first OP baby. We tried all kinds of tricks to get this stubborn girl to move but she wanted no part of it. Mama was graceful through every contraction but Renee just wasn’t going to cooperate.

Renee’s birth went against every aspect of her mama’s birth plan. Mama wanted no pain meds, no pitocin, no epidural, no episiotomy and no vacuum. Mama got all of those and I use this birth to this day as an example that a birth plan can give us an idea of what we want but in the end baby usually rules. 🙂

Darius

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Birth Stories | 0 comments

One of my favorite stories to tell prospective clients has to do with one of my shorter labors and when you should call me or not call me!

Darius’ mama called me one evening to let me know that she was ready to go to the hospital but she would first be going to get a bite to eat. I told her I would meet her at the hospital. We hung up the phone and I headed to the hospital.

I sat in the waiting room and sat and sat and sat. An hour later I called her to see if I had misunderstood her call and she emphatically said, “I told you I was going to get something to eat.” Well, this mama and daddy went to Olive Garden!! I thought a bite to eat meant Mc Donald’s but no this lady wanted her last supper..LOL When she arrived at the hospital, she was 8 cm and three hours later Darius was born.

Clancy

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Birth Stories | 0 comments

I want to begin with one of my very first births. Clancy like many other babies was long awaited and desperately wanted. This is a birth I will never forget as the ending was not what I expected as a new doula or one that I ever want repeated. Clancy’s mom was a strong woman who labored beautifully but long. One of the things I remember most about her was her focus and determination. It’s not a birth that I would call traumatic but after a time of great pushing and mama getting tired, a vacuum was used to assist in his birth. The rest is a blur as things moved rapidly from there.

Clancy was born with brain damage due to what the doctors called a traumatic birth. This birth left me with many questions, many left unanswered, and left me feeling like I had failed desperately as a doula. Of course today I know I could not have done anything differently but when I think back to that day I still get a lump in my throat.

Clancy’s parents were told he would not walk or talk but today he walks and can talk some. He’s a joy to all who know him and brings a smile to my face when I see him.

Lenox Ray

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Gallery, Recent Arrivals | 0 comments

Lenox Ray

December 12, 2015
Proud Parents: Brandi and Danny
Beverly Hospital

Madison Rose

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Madison Rose

December 5, 2015
Proud Parents: Ashley and Jon
Beverly Hospital

Juliana Elena

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Juliana Elena

November 14, 2015
Proud Parents; Anita and Gregg
Mt. Auburn

Selah Isabel

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Selah Isabel

October 12, 2015
Proud Parents: Daniela and Jeff