A bit of a late announcement but we welcomed our girl, Bronte, in May. Our second calmbirth baby. My second unassisted waterbirth, thanks to the knowledge and techniques I learned in my calmbirth course.
She made me work for it. It took me about 18 hours of pretty hard work to get to 6 cm (which I thought would be so much faster being my second baby). But after my midwife (Ali) ruptured my waters Bronte was born 36 minutes later! Into my hands, with a nuchal cord which I unwrapped with Dane right behind me supporting me through it all and of course the wonderful Ali, who stood back or stepped in at just the right time to remind me that I was ‘doing it!’ when I had my doubts about making it through.
Thank you again Tracey for giving me the tools to have such amazing, empowering births.
Having babies is hands down the most incredible thing I’ve ever done, I love it!
Lauren & Dane
Photo credit: Adore You Photography