A girl! Melina Brielle was welcomed Earthside at home on January 9th, 2018, with her three older brothers pool-side. (Hi there, Kyan!) She is the biggest of her mama’s babies, weighing 9lb 9oz, and is soaking up all the family cuddles.
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He’s a dream! Abel Collins was born on November 3rd, 2017, after the all-night birth shift. (I enjoy the work …my eyes may be tired, but my heart is full!) He weighed 7lb 5oz, and gosh, he’s perfect.
His mama is incredible – she powered through this labor with determination, knowing her strength, and accepting encouragement as we neared the morning light. Abel is her third baby, and her recovery has been vastly improved from her previous experiences. Postpartum care, y’all.
Hey, Girl! Rae Ailyse was born on September 24, 2017, weighing a healthy 6lb 12oz. This tiny froglet wanted to be born breech, just to keep us all on our toes!
This mama worked so gracefully to bring her safely Earthside, and quickly! Her labor day began with strength, continued with a steady pace, and this woman remained in a position of control throughout it all! Rae’s grandmother (a source of great comfort) was feverishly racing to meet her from Texas, and arrived just in time.
Welcome, Baby Danny! He’s a cuddling hunk, weighing in at 8lb 8oz, and is bringing so much joy to his family. He was born on September 7th, 2017, under water, at home, in the living room as the sun was just beginning to shine through the wooden blinds. Bea-u-ti-ful!
His mother experienced a previous traumatic birth, and it was a privilege to protect her space with Daniel’s arrival. She requested over-communication, and I was sure to think aloud for her benefit and comfort, “I can see his forehead, now eyebrows, you’re doing great, there’s his nose, ok, catch your baby, he’s here.”
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 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.