Witnessing this birth was another incredible event. This woman's birth was a beautiful testament on how to birth. She laboured in the shower, she laboured on the ball, she laboured on her knees, she laboured while standing, she laboured sitting, she laboured on her side, she laboured with good support. Her midwives let her move freely throughout the room while intermittently monitoring the baby (which is proven to be just as safe as continuos fetal monitoring.) After the baby was born it was put skin-to-skin and she cozied into her bed where she nursed the baby on her side. It was beautiful. Then big sister joined the birthday party and the room felt complete. This birth happened exactly as a birth should… She had good support, trusted her body, and had no complications. Enjoy these beautiful birth photos and slideshow!
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