Strength of a Mother
Labor is so unpredictable. So powerful. So trying.
Labor for this vbac fighting momma came much, much later than her guesssdate.
With the support of a birth team that allows options for mothers, she labored.
Labor was long and labor was hard.
She made herself a peaceful and warm environment in her hospital room.
The lights were dimmed, her mood light was set.
She moved around her birth pool, humming the songs of labor land.
She worked, and worked hard.
She was never without support, encouragement, and care.
Through her strengths she found exhaustion, and was never once questioned or pushed into surgery.
She kept fighting, but she knew her limit.
24 hours of digging deep into her strengths to bring her baby into the world.
A gentle and family centered csection ensued.
The drape was dropped for her to see her baby come into this world.
The father cut the cord, and their daughter was immediately placed on her chest for skin to skin.
Everyone was safe, healthy, and allowed every option for their birth.
Thank you to Dekalb Medical Center and SeeBaby Midwifery for continuing to #bringbirthback and support mothers in their journey.