Thursday, April 8, 2010
I just needed to share what a beautiful birth I attended last night, and how much I appreciated the midwife that attended it. This midwife worked to make the mother's birth so peaceful. This particular woman did have an epidural, but midwifes are able to work just as well with those who choose that also. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is except there was a spirit of calm, quite, peacefulness, and sacredness of the event that was taking place. The baby slipped quietly into this world, without tears or episiotomies. No one was raising their voices to count...there was just a mom and baby making it's way into this world. It was then placed lovingly on her belly skin to skin while the midwife waited for the cord to stop pulsating. What a gentle transition it was. I loved it because not only was the midwife attending to the safety of the mom and baby, but she was also attending to the spiritual/emotional needs of these two. These are the births I live for.