My husband and I came to see you when I was very pregnant and feeling anxious about the delivery of my third baby. You gave us tips and knowledge and support that made more difference in the birth of our third sweet boy than you could ever know, and I want to say thank you.
I had a stretch and sweep with my OB at 11am and after on and off contractions, went back to the doctor at 3pm. After checking me again, she said it could go either way since I was at 4cm. By 3:30 I knew that I was in labour. We headed home with all of your tricks in our back pockets. I laboured in the comfort of my home, listening to your birth affirmations and actually enjoying moments of the experience (I never thought I would EVER say those words!) I focused on my breath and on the thought of meeting my babe and felt like I was in control of what was happening to me. At 7pm we went to the hospital and I could feel myself entering transition at around 8pm, while in triage. Soon after they took me to a proper room where they broke my water at 9:12pm when I felt the urge to push. At 9:24pm we welcomed baby David into our family! Along with the overwhelming feelings of love and joy that I felt in meeting our son, I couldn’t contain my excitement for how the labour and delivery went. I kept saying to David “I can’t believe you’re here!”
The role that you played in my labour and delivery is immeasurable. You gave me the confidence that I had lost when my second baby was born and I felt that I could have done “better.” I will be forever grateful. I wish you all the best in all that you do. You are making such a difference in the lives that you touch, and in those little lives that have not yet joined us.
EMILY'S BIRTHING OF DAVID