But sometimes ...

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Midwives and clients, it is a special bond. You share in the hopes and dreams of birth. You can't help but envision the hard labor that you know mom will rock and the first cry and snuggling in a bed afterwards. You know things may not go as plan, but that's okay it will all be beautiful because you spun babies, ate right, read the books, watched the videos and took the classes. You bring a hospital bag, but just so you can check off a box because you won't need it. You laugh and sometimes cry together. When that client is your daughter, you are surprised how a new season of life brings even closer ties to each other's heart. You expectantly wait together for birth.


But sometimes .....

Momma labors so hard, tries all the positions and baby doesn't turn.


But sometimes.... Momma has breathed through more contractions than she thought she could, braved each wave with such poise and is just exhausted.




But sometimes ....

Dad wraps her in his arms, holds hands, whispers encouragement