It was a busy week at Puget Sound Doulas last week with 4 babies born in 3 days. While one was a “normally longish”, the others were what we like to call “efficient”. Birth is a complex process to which we must approach with flexibility. Each of these birthing woman faced challenges- a baby in a posterior position “sunny side up”, a baby with variabilities in her heart rate, a premature urge to push, and unexpected efficient labor progress. The commonality between all these families was bravery…. Trusting the process….staying focused…. allowing themselves to lean into support….believing the encouraging words being spoken to them….
Welcome girl and boys! It was an honor to be witness and a part of your entrance into the world and into the loving arms of your parents.