I get tearful looking back at my birth experience. It was exciting and powerful! My plan was to have a natural water-birth at the Birth Center of Baton Rouge.Read More
This was my third birth. My first was delivered at 40 weeks and 3 days. It was a 22 hour failed attempt at a natural labor that ended in a c-section. I was with the wrong doctor and I had no support team around me.Read More
Despite everything stacking up against my desire for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) – previous big baby, ultrasound estimating an even bigger baby, being overdue and having gestational diabetes – I was ultimately successful and delivered my second daughter vaginally.Read More
After getting to 42 weeks and no progress in our baby coming, we had to be induced. Having her coach and support us through the delivery allowed us to have no regrets in our birth experience.Read More
I understand attending a natural birth class and hiring a doula may sound silly to most guys, because it sounded silly to me at first. I thought, what could she possibly do to make this birth go any better?
After the birth, telling our story to other people, I am surprised when people ask me, “What is a doula?” I tell them doula means angel.Read More
I know we did everything possible, and this time I have no regrets and less disappointment. I've learned to surrender, and I've learned my strength. Before having children, I was modest and timid. I am now a strong, determined mother of two children, with a strong marriage, and I see the world differently, for the better.Read More
I remember very little exact detail, but what I do remember is René's voice in my ear, painting a visual of the beautiful sunset outside our window and telling me that I was a powerful birthing woman, exactly what I needed to hear to have the strength and confidence to keep going.Read More