AtSt.Rose Siena Hospital, Sarah had wonderful nurses and Dr. Sauter was on-call.A few more pushes and a little vacuuming and the baby was out!It turns out the little miss Kate decided she was coming into the world how SHE wanted to – face up and slightly crooked!It was her head position that was making the labor so difficult.In the end, Sarah still had an unmedicated birth, she was surrounded by three times as many supportive people, and she was tired but ecstatic!Sarah’s positive, easy-going attitude and never-ending pleasant-ness really made the difference in this birth.With how long the labor was and how long she was pushing, it would be very easy to get discouraged. Not Sarah!She was upbeat the whole way through (ok, in between contractions!)
Homebirth is a safe option for healthy, low-risk mothers.Hire a midwife who is knowledgeable and experienced. An experienced midwife can recognize “problems” before they become problems. So “what if something happens???”Notice that Sarah’s midwife did not wait until the last minute to say “Let’s go!”She did not wait until the situation was beyond her abilities to care for.She assessed the situation calmly and made the decision.The birthing party was moved to the hospital quickly, but not recklessly.Kate, due to her position, was having a long, hard labor and just needed a little help.Sarah is an amazing woman for laboring as she did, and staying so positive the whole time.Dan, while concerned, was beautifully supportive and strong for his wife.This is a wonderful new family and I am so pleased to have been a part of this experience.I know Sarah and Dan are stronger because of these events and they now have a darling baby girl to cherish.
Midwife April Kermani with assistant Marcie Webb
Doula and Photographer Jessica Benson
Hypnobirthing class with Mandie Medford
Transfer toSt.Rose Sienna Hospital with Dr. Timothy Sauter