Category Archives: homebirths
I have a long history of almost missing this mamas births! With her 1st VBAC I hadn’t even made it out of Granbury when I received word that she was already pushing – and I had left my house after she had had only 1 contraction! I made it with time to spare thanks to a longer pushing stage. With her 2nd VBAC I again left my house after only 1 contraction and walked in minutes before the birth. This time I thought I was golden. The family had moved quite a bit closer to me so I truly thought I would arrive in plenty of time and have an opportunity to take a few more labor pictures than I had been able to before. I was so wrong. I received a phone call on the morning of July 30 after 1 contraction, but unlike the previous births, this time she wasn’t sure that “this was really it.” I went ahead and started driving just to be on the safe side. Only minutes later the text came through that I had been dreading. “Hurry.” When I arrived and walked into the bedroom you could already see a bit of little girls head. Only 3 minutes later, she was born. Labor had gotten faster, when I didn’t even think it was possible. 20 minutes, followed by the 30 minutes of pushing that saved me.
This was the 1st in a string of very quick births towards the middle/end of Summer. Unfortunately, with this one I was called to come during late afternoon and was caught in rush hour traffic while driving to north Ft Worth. This speedy delivery was a surprise to everyone – baby was born soon after the midwife and doula arrived, but sadly, before the birth assistant and I made it. I walked in to a nursing baby and a very proud papa!