Birth Stories

Renee

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Birth Stories

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...

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Darius

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Birth Stories

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,...

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Clancy

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Birth Stories

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....

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