Friday’s Featured Birth Story: Amber P.– All Natural, Drug-Free Water Birth






Baby: Baby boy

Birth Date: June 25, 2011

Due Date: June 25, 2011

Birth: All Natural Water Child Birth (Drug Free)

Weeks: 40 Weeks exactly

Babies Stats: 7lbs 1 oz, 18 inches

Mom: Amber P.


6/25/2011 6:00am My contractions started. They were mild and irregular. I stayed in bed and tried to sleep/rest as much as possible. By 6:45am The contractions had became painful, and started happening every 5 to 10 mins. We stayed home for the beginning part of labor, until I felt like going to birthing center. The contractions won’t bad in the car because I had the option of going to the birthing center whenever I felt like going.


When we got to the birthing center, my midwife checked the baby’s and my vitals. Everything was normal and I was dilated to a 3. Few hours for contractions, using different positions (in and out of water), trying to keep food and liquids down as the pain and discomfort increasing. We were checked again… Vitals were normal and dilated to a 7. I was extremely tired and my rest period between contractions where shorter or non existed. I stayed very quiet, so I could focus on resting, and breathing through the pain.


For the transition period and the crowning of my son’s head I was in the pool, as planned. At this point my brakes were painful. Being able to feel the babies head coming out was extremely helpful. I knew I was almost done, I would be holding him soon. That gave me the extra energy I needed.


8:49PM  My midwife made sure the baby didn’t hit the tub, as I pulled him out of the tub, he was looking up at me from under the water. I put him on my chest as they took to the bed. He only cried a little, he was to busy looking around. My midwife and the OB check our vitals a couple more times After delivering the placenta, they checked for tears. I had no tears just a few small scratches. I ate some food, well we had a few visitors. Then we slept. In the morning they did his exam. He weighed 7 lbs 1 oz. 18 inches long. We worked on the paperwork.



I am blessed to have the birth I wanted, to have it go so smooth, and I’m blessed for the support I have.


Mommy and Baby

A big thank-you to Amber P. for sharing her unique birth story with us! If you would like to share yours, please email your story and 3-4 pictures to detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com


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