Hello, sweet Aubrianna Kensleigh! She was born under water, to a proud mother, and weighed 7lb 6oz.
Her labor was smooth, although it began with strength waking up her mama from a restful night’s sleep. She rocked on an exercise ball, found relaxation in the tub, walked around outside, and even napped in bed – an effective circuit, supported and encouraged by her doula. Y’all, this was a great birth!
Jude Jonan arrived on April 27, 2017 in the early morning hours, after we all spent the night waiting to meet him. He was born in his parents’ bed, caught by his father, weighing 8lb 9oz.
I have loved caring for his mother; she did not have a pleasant birth experience with her first baby, and was determined to find a provider who listened to her this time. May we all be supported and trusted to make healthcare choices for ourselves!
Welcome, Truitt Paul! This little dinosaur was born during a warm Spring evening, on April 17, 2017.
His parents are new to the area, and it has been such a joy visiting with and caring for this first time mama. We all watched episodes of The Office during labor, and wouldn’t you know it, this baby was born on the bathroom floor. (I caught him, don’t worry!) I’m thankful they asked for my help, but really, Truitt’s birth was an “easy” work day.
Welcome to the World, Jules Marie! We met this concert-loving sweetheart on March 18, 2017 with the assistance of a skilled physician. We needed a little extra help in addition to our home birth team, and the first words this woman said to her hospital nurse were, “Can I give you a hug?”
Her mother triumphed through a few days of start and stop labor, and was rewarded with a vigorous 7lb 3oz baby girl who was born into her father’s hands. A gentle, and empowering birth!
Estella Adriana was born underwater on March 15, 2017, and weighed a healthy 8lb 6oz. Her birthday was peaceful: soft music was playing, there were essential oils in a diffuser, and twinkle lights peeking under the door from her older sister’s bedroom.
There are a couple doulas in Estella’s family, and one future midwife! The calm birth vibes were flowing, as this babe was welcomed poolside by her family at home.
Joy Helen was born on a warm evening in March, after a tranquil labor, and weighed 8lb 1oz. Her mother asked for peace with each wave, and that feeling was certainly WOmanifested.
When talking with Joy’s mama about her birth, she remembered thinking, “Oh, I guess I should catch her now!” after surprising herself with how quickly she arrived. A slow delivery of the baby’s head is a healthy transition for them both, but the body can come much faster!
Welcome to the World, Calvin Peter Parham! He arrived on February 6, 2017 after his mother worked through a swift labor with incredible grace. When I first walked into her bedroom, I thought she was sleeping …she was, in fact, pushing!
Thirty minutes later, we met a sweet 6lb 8oz baby boy, who squawked and sneezed on his mother’s chest – a beautiful, natural birth!