The saying, in the birth world, goes: If you have two births due two weeks apart, they will go at the same time. If you have two births due on the same day, you’re golden.
I had three births that spanned a month with two weeks between each one. They all birthed in a five day span. And they all began with rupture of membranes. There must have been something in the atmosphere last weekend! I thought someone was pranking me when two first time moms called on the same day to tell me their water broke.
I’m dying to blog about these amazing births but our birth community is so small, I don’t want to violate anyone’s privacy.
But I can brag on Dr. Polo Shirt and I have permission to share these two pictures. Seriously, how many hospital care providers would strike this pose and wait patiently and hands-off? I offered him the knee pads I keep in my birth bag.
(Check out another great birth position Dr. Polo Shirt attended here.)
This first time mom birthed in an extended child’s pose–very low to the ground. A first, I think, for me to witness. With an 8+ lb baby over an intact perineum, I might add. Also, no needles, no monitors around her waist, no forms to sign. She walked into the room, went into child’s pose, and had her baby. Hurray!