Expecting our first child was a scary thing, and we are both so very thankful we were able to secure a midwife. The ease of appointments-never having to wait longer than 5 minutes-and the home care visits after the birth were just the start.
Throughout the entire pregnancy I felt I had an advocate in my corner, a true friend so to speak. My husband was fully against having a home birth, and no matter what I said, he wouldn’t change his mind. My midwife helped me educate my husband and eventually he came around to accepting the birth plan I dreamed of. Unfortunately, as best laid plans go, our first born decided to come into the world bum first. Upon my water breaking, we realized our baby was frank breech and we transferred to the Royal Alexander to deliver our baby with the assistance of an obstetrician. My midwife, husband, and doula didn’t leave my side as I pushed for 2.5 hours without any interventions. I was able to give birth to a healthy baby girl, vaginally, breech and drug free, which I highly believe would not have happened without a midwife advocating for me.
As long as I can help it, I will never give birth without a midwife and doula. It was such a special experience, one that I wish every woman will have the chance to have. Thank you JoySpring Midwifery.
Photo Credit to Carling Stiksma Photo.