Friday, December 23, 2011

The Birth of Her Dreams!

I love it when a couple does some research on how they can have a better birth experience. This mama wanted a totally natural, unmedicated birth and knew she couldn't do it alone. Her husband was VERY supportive of her decision, but also knew he'd need some help and would benefit by having the assistance of a doula...This is where our lives connect! She makes it eight days past her estimated due date without any cervical checks. Her midwife said, "If we're going to go for a natural birth, no need to check on the cervix!" I LOVED that...It's so true! If you're not in labor, what does it matter what your cervix is or isn't doing?

Water has always been a big part of this family's life and water was where she wanted to labor. So much so that she wouldn't get out when it came time to push. This is how we came about having a beautiful, unplanned water birth at the hospital. The nurses and midwives were in complete awe as they witnessed this strong woman laboring. It had been so long since they had seen an unmedicated birth that they couldn't even remember when...Yes, there were some tears! They were SO compassionate and even allowed Dad to scoop up his baby girl and place her in mama's arms. This is what it looked like...
Meet Reagan Carleene
Born December 22nd, 2011 at 10:46am
Weighed 8lbs 5oz and 21.2 inches long
Proud parents are Rob and Rachel
Joins big brother Dean

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Need a One Day Childbirth Class?

The Birth Journey workshop will be held January 21st from 10am to 5pm at the offices of Babymoon Inn. This class is designed for couples and is open to anyone regardless of where you'll be having your baby. If you have a due date in February or March, this is the class for you!
We had so many couples that wanted to take the December class that we had to add an additional day!
We had a VERY memorable December Birth Journey with eight special couples!

"It exceeded my expectations. The time to bond with my spouse, ask questions and just think about the birth process was so helpful!" ~ Monica & Jeremy

"As second time parents, we expected a 'refresher course' on childbirth. What we got was so much more. Thanks for reminding us that every birth is unique and to focus on the love we have for each other instead of the fear of pain." ~ Cecyll & Mike

Upcoming dates for The Birth Journey workshop:

February 25th
March 24th
April 28th
May 26th
June 23rd

To register, email dianne.hamre@gmail.com or call Dianne at 602-881-2729.