Doula stories #1

The story of my first homebirth as a doula
I went to my first homebirth on a hot August day. Don’t really feel like stepping foot to a hospital ever again, but that’s exactly the reason why it is so important to have a doula for a hospital birth. People who give birth at hospitals need so much more support than homebirthers.
This mom was using hypnobabies technique and a birth tub. It was all just so normal and natural. She had lunch with her husband and older daughter, and her water broke half an hour later. We filled the tub, closed the blinds, she sat in there for an hour before starting to push. The baby was out in 15 minutes, no coaching, no yelling, no screaming, no tearing! … completely peaceful and quiet. I have never seen anything like this before. And, an hour later the cord was cut and the whole family moved to the bedroom where they cozied up together. It was beautiful.
I also had the chance to see one of the most beautiful things: the placenta. Did you know that the cord and the veins form the tree of life? Which totally makes sense now, by the way. It’s connection. The tree of life. 

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