|Posted on January 9, 2015 at 9:12 AM|
It’s birth story day!! This week I am sharing a birth story from our Fall 2012 class. In today's video, Courtney is talking about her family's birth journey with our Winter 2012-13 class. Jake was working, so Courtney shares his words of wisdom for coaches, too.
Here is their backstory:
How their birth journey progressed:
In Courtney's own words:
You Tube link: http://youtu.be/TePr1aqKezg
Note: Looking back, Courtney was so grateful she advocated for a longer pregnancy. One of the biggest concerns about gestational diabetes is that babies are larger than average. At birth (40 weeks gestation), their baby weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches long. This is clearly *not* a baby that would be called “large for gestational age” when you consider the average birth weight for a term baby is about 7.5 pounds.
Which labor tools worked for you to manage the intensity?
What would Jake (husband) say if he were here?
Some images from their birth:
Courtney and her husband Jake were the last couple that enrolled in that class series with a last-minute phone call, “We really need to get into this class!” You would be hard-pressed to find a birth worker who would say no to them!! It is so humbling to hear that saying yes to them when we had a full class already made a big difference for their birth. I praise God for His wisdom and His incredible design.
What did you learn from your birth journey?
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