"Although birth is only one day in the life of a woman, it has an imprint on her for the rest of her life." - Justine Caines
It is an honor an privilege to be invited into the sacred space of labor and childbirth. Sometimes, things do not go as planned, but that doesn't mean that the experience is not empowering or beautiful.
In my experience, families walk away from their birth feeling satisfied NOT when things go as planned, but when they felt listened to, cared for, and were given the time and information to make all of their own decisions.
This family was part of the decision making process the whole way, nothing "just happend." This is what maternity care should look like.
Shout out to the amazing homebirth licensed midwives, certified nurse midwives, and Ob that provided informed consent, and allowed time for informed decision making!
Welcome to the world Baby Sloan Wylder! Love, Your Doula Tiffany