As you can imagine I am surrounded by births and hearing birth stories on a weekly basis. I thought I should start sharing these amazing and inspiring stories here on my blog as sort of a modern day times, Red Tent. These stories are meant to inspire, motivate, and educate. Look for the pearl in every story no matter the outcome. If you have a story you would like to share please send me a personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject like “Modern Day Red Tent Birth Story”.
Let’s start this series with TJ’s Birth Story. This is the birth of her second baby who also was born at home. I was her doula for the first birth and because she moved away I was not there for baby number 2 although by the sound of her story, her midwife barely got there on time! And the story begins…
I had my second baby (another girl – her name is Eloise but we call her Louie) about a year ago. I did have another home birth but couldn’t use MaryLou because we were just too far away. I used Sue Wolcott – a midwife in Glendale.
The birth was so quick; the midwife almost didn’t get here in time! My water broke in the early morning hours after I went to the bathroom but I just went back to bed since there were no contractions. Contractions were very mild throughout the day so we just went about our business. I even made my husband, Tyler, go to work because I felt just fine. I did drive with him though so that I would be near him in case things started up more actively.
I hung out in Westchester […]