Story to come...
BUT, this will be one of the most amazing and glorious stories EVER that I have told.
- Mom labored, walking outside in a garden with continuous monitoring almost the entire labor.
- Dr. Wonderful stayed with us and talked and laughed and told stories almost the entire time.
- The cesarean doctor said the mom's pelvis would never be able to "tolerate" a baby coming through it. She birthed a posterior baby this time (Direct OP delivery).
- Mom had a Saline Lock - that's it.
- We had a nurse to ourselves who was so wonderful - except for one time when she was infuriating - and I'll tell you about that, too. (How come we had to have that one time when she was infuriating? She was glorious the rest of the time!!)
- Mom did not have any pitocin shot into her postpartum.
- I got to take care of the baby on mom's belly immediately postpartum, ensuring the baby was treated gently and respectfully.
- The doctor wanted the family to be able to use their iPod in the room so went and bought an iPod docking station.
- I was able to discuss things with the doctor when the family was having alone time in the garden that will make my practice infinitely easier, safer and more incredible for myself and my clients. I am floating today about the VBAC and my experience with the birth and my discussions with the doctor!
Who knew birth could be like this in the hospital?!?