I was so excited to work with Angela and Matthew partly because this was their first baby and that is always fun, but also because their doula is a friend of mine. Angela knew she wanted an unmedicated birth, and this was a birth in which everyone truly worked together. However nobody worked harder than Angela! Her and Matthew showed up at the hospital in early labor and were slightly disappointed that Angela was only a couple of centimeters dilated. They decided to stay and spent the day trying to move things along. Baby took his sweet time, and poor Angela was getting more and more exhausted. At one point, I went home for a few hours when we discovered she wasn’t as far along as we had hoped. When I returned, I was so amazed at how she had hung in there and stayed with the process like a champ. Over 24 hours and two doulas later, she welcomed her baby boy into her arms. Well done Angela and Matthew, and congratulations on your beautiful, natural birth and your adorable son!
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