Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Magical Milk Pic-o-the-Week

"With our last son, Ezra, (born in May) we were told by every OB practice we could reach that we could not have a natural birth due to have 3 c-sections prior. Finally we consented to attending a practice but we ducked out of the hullabaloo of surgical prep appointments during the last 6 weeks of pregnancy. We did a ton of research, prayer and just getting an understanding for the remarkableness of a woman's body and her ability to birth a child.

I labored slowly and naturally for a week with the crescendo of his birth ending up on the very day they had wanted me to come in for an unnecesarean. Just my husband, children and I were present as my miracle 9 1/2 pound baby boy was born into our own arms in our bedroom at home. No waiting 5 hours to nurse my precious little one! No tubes down his throat or needles and pressure checks. He was perfect from the start and nursed within 5 minutes of being born. I wanted to share this photo with you because every where I turned I was told that it cannot be done. And yet it was! An Unassisted Birth Miracle!"

(photo by Shauna, used with permission)

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