I still struggle with the events of Benjamin Michael’s birth, but as each day passes, I am a little more at peace. I may never be completely okay with how his birth went, and that’s okay. I’m going through the healing process, and I’ve learned so much about what happened and about me through all of this. This was not the birth I wanted for my baby, but it is his story.Read More
My husband prayed over me and we had worship music playing the whole time. Then, at 3:05pm I was complete! It was time to push!! I had gone from 4cm to 10cm in less than an hour! All I could think was that I wasn't going to make it, I felt like I wanted to pass out, but I did it! I had the best support system and nurses. At 3:27pm on March 15, I had my baby girl!!! Vaginal delivery with no medication!! My baby was here and what a joy she is!!Read More
With my husband right by my side, supporting one of my legs, and Katy leaning over the tub supporting the other, I pushed our 8lb 15oz precious baby boy into this world – only an hour after arriving at the hospital and exactly 24 hours after my water broke.Read More
Finally at 11:04pm after 2.5 hours of pushing my baby boy was born!!!! Griffin James Russell. 9 lbs 7 oz big boy!!!!!
I wouldn't change a thing with my birth and I really enjoyed the entire experience. The amount of power our bodies have is just amazing and it was so spiritual to feel what my body is capable of !Read More
The 42 weeks that he grew safe in my belly were glorious. The forty hours that I worked to bring him into the world were amazing. The moment he was born was absolutely perfect. I am still so thankful for the peace that surrounded me throughout labor; I was never afraid, and completely trusted God, my birth team, and my body. I am still so thankful for God’s healing, and my sweet, healthy, PERFECT boy.Read More
Not one part my labor and delivery do I regret, it was the most amazing, empowering experience of my life and I would recommend a natural birth with a midwife to anyone who'll listen. What do I think was the big game-changer for me during my pregnancy? Finding a Doula. I truly believe that if it were not for her I would have ended up in a C-Section for sure. That would be my first advice to people trying to VBAC or have a natural birth.Read More