Mom Helps ‘Catch’ Her Own Baby in a Hospital Birth

Mom Helps ‘Catch’ Her Own Baby in a Hospital Birth

“My first two children were born at 36 weeks and went straight to the NICU. My firstborn was a c-section and my second was a VBAC with an epidural.  I blame his NICU stay on complications from the late epidural.  My third son was born this past September and I desperately wanted nothing more than a wet baby on my chest.  I just wanted to be the first person to hold him.

So I hired a doula (she was also my photographer) and had an amazing drug and intervention free birth.  This picture is me finally getting to hold my baby before anyone else.  (Bonus points because I have a Perinatologist instead of an OB along with a GD diagnosis).

I stood up for myself, leaned on my support team, and I did it.” ~Krista

8 thoughts on “Mom Helps ‘Catch’ Her Own Baby in a Hospital Birth

  1. My husband got to catch my son as i told the midwife he was coming and she didnt believe me and wouldnt check me. Well he flew out in one push and my husband luckily caught him. 🙂 (labor from start to finish was 56 minutes)

  2. Awesome! This was the best part of our first birth…I gotta pull her out…and it was in a hospital with a CNM who ran the birth center I was supposed to birth in.

  3. Beautiful photo. I just became a mother six weeks ago, and at the midwife’s instruction, after nine and a half hours of drug-free labor, I pulled my daughter out! What an amazing feeling.

    Best to you, momma.

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