September 12, 2012
Briar Hill Midwives

 

Hi Sue,

My fiance Steve and I participated in the weekend intensive July prenatal classes and are so grateful for what we learned from you. Our son, Jackson Wilder, was born September 12 2012 at 5:29am, 6 lbs 10 oz of perfection. My labor was very quick and without complications. We had a water birth and Steve barely had time to set up our birth tub and fill it before Jackson was ready to come into the world. My water broke at 1. I got my first contraction at about 1:30. By 4 my contractions were coming almost one on top the other which is when we realized we had to call our midwives. We had a water birth and Steve barely had time to set up our birth tub and fill it before Jackson was ready to come into the world.

Taking the prenatal classes really gave Steve the confidence and knowledge he needed to be there for me during my home birth, setting up the birth area in the way that I had envisioned it soft and glowing with candles and gently motivating me when I started to waiver. Your reassurances that a woman's body is built to give birth and that I needed to trust that gave me the confidence I needed when things got tough and fear started to creep in. The advice you gave on creating a birthing environment that was relaxing and beautiful was instrumental in creating the experience I wanted.

Later we talked about the birth and agreed that it couldn't have been more perfect, that we wouldn't have changed anything about it. I am happy to tell a positive birth story and to perpetuate the knowledge that birthing can be a wonderful, empowering experience.

Again, thank you for your lovely classes!

Erin