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Sneak peek from Fridays birth! Sweet baby girl was born almost immediately after mom & dad (and the doula & I) arrived at the Fort Worth Birth Center! Thank goodness we all left when we did! This would have been an easy delivery to miss because there just wasn’t much to it! Rupture of membranes, contractions and baby all within about 1.5 hours!
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!
“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!”