VBA2C: Deployed Husband Listens and Supports Over the Phone

by Svea Boyda-Vikander on May 27, 2013

This is a story of love, courage, and service. Birth and newborn photos by Christy Pellicer, of Doulananda and Bliss Photography.

Mama writes, “Here is one of my all-time favorite pictures ever: me right after my hard-earned VBA2C, holding our precious baby boy. It was an unmedicated birth at a Naval hospital – my poor husband (active duty Navy) was on the phone, floating out in the Persian Gulf somewhere, the entire time I was pushing.


On phone

On phone with baby

My doula said I pushed for almost three hours – I can’t remember – it’s all a blur!

Newborn smileI am so thankful he was able to listen in on the phone as I delivered our 9 lb, 2 oz baby.

Newborn cuddles

My doula took this photo from my phone so I could email it to my husband…

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After the birth, six more long weeks went by before he was finally able to hold our beautiful baby boy in his arms.”

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