Friday, October 9, 2015

Millie's Birth Story {Home Birth}

I love documenting the birth day of the a precious babe who is surrounded by so much love.

Last Sunday I received a text in the early morning that labor had begun but by mid morning the contractions became inconsistent and actually grew further apart. I kept my phone on me and at 3pm the call came in from Tammi's husband Kurt that her contractions were 5 minutes apart but the last were 3 minutes apart and the midwife and doula were on their way so I said, "ok I'll leave right now".

Tammi was planning on using a birthing tub but when I got there she had changed her mind about being in the water. A bit of time passed and she went with the suggestion of sitting in their jacuzzi for some pain relief. It was such a relief she decided that would be the best place to stay and have her sweet baby girl.

Tammi is amazing! Even right up until she birthed sweet Millie she was still smiling.

Lindsey and the midwife team at OC Midwifery are wonderful and Cathy of Doula by the Sea was such a great support for Tammi and Kurt. I can't say enough great things about all of them!

Tammi's mom was thrilled that she was able to watch her strong daughter birth her granddaughter. She had missed the birth of their first daughter as Tammi went into labor early and she couldn't catch a flight fast enough from the east coast.

I always feel so honored to be invited into such an intimate moment!

Tammi and Kurt, thank you and I pray for many blessings for your family!


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