Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rocket Momma




Sometimes I have to wonder if statistics are right because I found myself with my 3rd client in a row calling to tell me her water broke and she was only 1 cm. I thought only 10% of women's water broke to initiate labor! My parents were in town for the weekend so the great part was having built in childcare since it was a Sunday and that is a busy day for a preacher!


Her doctor allowed her to stay home and see if the contractions started on their own. That was music to my ears! The contractions started and continued to get stronger. After church I ran home, ate lunch and told the boys I would see them in the morning (or at least I hoped I would see them before school).


After getting to the hospital, things were certainly in full motion and she worked hard with the labor. A short time later she was checked and she was 8 cm! I thought I might fall on the floor I was so excited she was progressing so fast. Of course, this labor scenario is any woman's dream! She got her second wind and had that baby in no time flat. I was so excited to see her fulfill her desire to have an unmedicated birth and have a beautiful and BIG baby girl!


I didn't even miss a meal......

Monday, October 18, 2010

Firsts




Statistics tell us that only 10% of women's water breaks to initiate labor. That has always surprised me considering how the media portrays where a women is going to be when her water breaks.
I had my first client in 5 years to have her water break at work. I assured her she was the talk of the office and gave her co-workers the most exciting Friday they have had in awhile!
There were several firsts for me at this birth. I love that because it keeps me humble and teaches me every time I get to be a part of a miracle. One first was getting to be a part of a father praying for his daughter during labor. It was a short prayer, but oh so sweet. Also, this was the first time I had worked with a client whose sister was a L & D nurse and attended the birth as well. It was so neat to see her love on her sister and be such an awesome support to her.
We had a long night and some obstacles to overcome, but boy was I proud of another precious women enter the joy (and hard times) of becoming a mother.

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