Deciding to have a homebirth when I became pregnant with my third baby, was the best decision I made for myself and my baby. From the moment I met Christine and Betsy, I knew that my baby was in great hands. Christine is so knowledgeable about birth in general, as well problems and emergencies that may arise during pregnancy or birth. I felt completely confident that if any problems arose during my birth or pregnancy, Christine had the knowledge and experience to handle the situation and help me make the best decision for my baby.
My prenatal care was relaxed and informative. Christine and Betsy did all the necessary medical procedures (vitals, urine testing, measurements, etc.) but in an atmosphere where I felt comfortable, safe, and like an actual human being, not just another number or patient.
My labor and birth were so seamless, I couldn’t have hoped for a better experience. I gave birth in the birthing pool and Christine and Betsy were right there with me to help me deliver my baby to a calm and safe environment. One of the things I noticed is that Christine and Betsy responded to my cues during labor and delivery. They were involved based on my needs and what I wanted. When I needed to labor on my own I was left alone. When I needed more support, both Betsy and Christine were there to support me. They respected me as a laboring woman and that was very empowering. My baby’s birth was powerful and emotional, but most of all it was peaceful. My baby was a very healthy 8 lbs. 10 oz. and while a tore and needed stitches with both of my previous labors, I didn’t tear at all with this birth.
The aftermath of my baby being born was the biggest contrast from my experiences of having babies in the hospital. There was no running around or a frantic atmosphere. My baby and I were treated with so much respect and care. All of the vital and medical information that was needed was taken, but in a way that I barely even noticed it was being done. And everything was done with my permission. Christine and Betsy were so loving and gentle with my baby and me.
My recovery from this birth was the easiest and fastest that I’ve ever experienced. And my baby is the calmest and most content baby I’ve ever had. I can’t help but wonder if the calm environment he was born into has something to do with that. I am so happy that I chose Morning Glory Childbirth for my birth!