Category Archives: hospital births
“John Allan was diagnosed with IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction.) We had a few ultrasounds and an appt. with a high risk OB on Wednesday who said that it was safer for John Allan to be out of the womb rather than in. The OB suspected there was an issue with the placenta transferring nourishment and said that we needed to induce because the longer we waited the higher the chance there would be of either stillbirth or fetal distress that would lead to an emergency cesarean.
I want to give a huge thanks to our certified professional midwives, Christy Martin and Jamie Hinton, who continue to provide loving, thoughtful care after the birth. They stayed at my side during the hospital induction. They were with me at every appointment and with every contraction. They were there over two long nights trying to get our gender surprise baby born a little sooner than expected. If you want to feel supported, have these women in your life. Another huge thanks to the nurse midwives, high risk OBs and nursing staff at Harris Methodist Fort Worth.
We thank God for a beautifully healthy son, beautiful friends and beautiful prenatal and postpartum care. Hallelujah!”
This little man was originally to be born at the Fort Worth Birth Center, but unfortunately his water broke 2 months early so his midwives attended his delivery at Harris Southwest instead. Since he wasn’t able to spend much time with his parents immediately after his birth I made multiple trips to see him as he got a bit older.
These photos were taken at a few days old when he was a bit stronger. I was lucky enough to visit before he was given a bath!
I went to see Kai one last time for his herbal bath and footprints at Fort Worth Birth Center. Even though he wasn’t able to be born there, he didn’t have to miss all of the fun things they do for their babies!
Baby girl came only minutes after her mom made it into a labor & delivery room! Unfortunately I was going through security down stairs when she was born, so I missed the birth. The midwife joked later that it was so fast they weren’t even able to get a full 5 minutes on the monitor to check her heart rate!