I LOVED it. First I have to say thank you to Lindsay and JC for allowing me the privilege of being in the room during such a sacred and blessed event. Wow, I could live off this high for a long time. Lindsay was induced and stayed on the pit drip up until 7 cm's, which by the way: she went from 1 to 7 in a little over 2 hours. Then the pit was turned off and shortly thereafter she had her beautiful baby girl. She did fantastic! Seriously!
I know I have sung the praises about natural birth (namely mine), but there is such a different side to be experienced when you are the one coaching someone else, on your own, well not on your own, but without other doulas/coaches there. I learned a lot today about trusting your gut and what the body is communicating.. Birth is so amazing. God created our bodies to grow those babies and also to push them out. And when we allow our bodies to do just that you will be amazed at how you CAN do it. Your body was made for it.
You truly can take it "one contraction at a time" until you are pushing that precious little head out and then onto scooping that little baby onto your chest. Wow.. I am amazed at the gift of God through birth. Seeing that even in our most painful moment, He is there and is able to give strength to our bodies (and mostly to our mental fortitude) to arrive at the end.
Anyway.. I just had to share. I am so thankful to the Lord for what I was able to gain from today.. and I look forward to more opportunities to help momma's get the birth's they want.