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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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.”
Welcome, to a very special girl, Phoenyx Darko! She was born at home on July 17, 2017, into the hands of her father, and she reached up towards him immediately. Her birth video is magical!
Pheonyx is Styrling’s little sister – a rainbow baby rising from the ashes of his death, she is bringing so much light to their family. We were all flooded with tears upon meeting her for the first time.
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!
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!
Tobias Crosby arrived underwater on January 12, 2017, while his mother and I celebrated FIVE beautiful births together. (Liberty Nicole just graduated to the role of “Big Sister!”)
There a special level of comfort built between a woman and her midwife after this much time together. She was joking with me during his birth, “Oh, I must be getting close, because I see you running through a list in your head and double checking supplies.” 😉