This was my third pregnancy and my first unknown gender birth. I fully woke up at 3am unable to sleep thru my contractions any longer. I labored at home with contractions 5-7 minutes apart for the next 14 hours. I decided to go to the hospital around 5pm and after getting settled into my room, I labored with my husband, mother, sister, and shortly after, my doctor as well. I felt so blessed to be surrounded with so much love and positive energy, but also tired. Olivia decided to make her appearance at 11:23pm. Once I got over the shock that she was a girl, and by far my biggest baby, I couldn’t feel anything other than blessed. Especially when after holding my baby for maybe 10 minutes I looked over at my rock star husband/labor coach, only to see him sleeping in a chair way too small for his 6’3” frame.
“Jen has been there for all 3 of my births and I feel so lucky that she was. Her presence in the birthing room is unobtrusive and at the same time supportive. Anyone who has spent any time with her knows that she brings joy and peace with her everywhere she goes; and that those are two things needed in any delivery, especially a natural one.”
Seeing the birth story put together, I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it is seeing the love, exhaustion, joy, struggle, excitement, anticipation and laughter, from not only myself, but from everyone that was present. Jen perfectly captured the feelings and emotions of the day and for that I will be forever grateful.
As long as I felt that day was at the time, it was just a fleeting moment in a lifetime. It was one of my best experiences, and I’m so happy that the feelings and emotions of that day were captured in more than just my mind. Thank you Jen for that very special gift.”