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


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