On Friday night I was called out to be with a friend through her birth. It was the first birth, other than my own, that I had attended in four years and only the third ever. It was an amazing way to return to the birth world!
C had two prior cesareans. This was her first VBAC. I was called at 10:30 pm and arrived just after 11. C was clearly at the end of a very hard labor. She was 42 weeks and her waters had been broken for six days. She had started labor about 2 am. C was doing very well despite her doubts, and it was beautiful to watch the way she and the dad, P, interacted during the contractions. At 2:36, after just over 24 hours of labor, C and P welcomed their new baby girl into the world. The baby had a rough start at first, but with a little rubbing and some suctioning, she was just fine.
I was so blessed to be part of it. Welcome to the world baby girl!!