Mama: Megan Halstead
Due Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012
Birthday: Thursday, June 28, 2012
I had an all natural (no meds, no interventions, vaginal) home birth. My husband and I had decided to go the home birth route after having a doctor deal with our previous miscarriage very coldly. We found an amazing midwife and absolutely were reassured that we were making the right decision.
As many women before me, especially those who go the natural non-induction route, my due date came and went. I was busy chasing after an almost 2 year old and sweating in the hot Vegas summer. My water broke at 12:30 am exactly a week after my due date. Within three hours my midwife, her assistant, my doula, and the doula we rented the birthing tub from arrived, my photographer showed up 30 min later.
Low and behold I was birthing a giant for my body size and it took until 7:12 am to push her out. Three and a half hours, med free. From Trystan crowning to being born was five minutes of burning h-e-double hockey sticks! They don’t call it the ring of fire for nothing! But, we got through it and I delivered a healthy, 9.5 lb baby girl. No tearing at all (this amazed me in itself).
My husband and I have so much gratitude for our midwife and whole birth team!
Thanks, Megan for sharing your story with us! What a blessing to have such a fantastic support team around you as you welcome your baby girl! Give Trystan all our love!