Mom to 2 girls—1 born at home
My husband and I were extremely excited when we found out we were expecting our second child. We knew immediately that we wanted a home birth and that we wanted our friend, Jenny Hall, to be our midwife.
The pregnancy went very well and Jenny was awesome; listening, answering questions, giving encouragement, and being a great support. When I went into labor Jenny allowed my husband and I time to be alone and take it easy, until I felt that I needed her.
The atmosphere of the home was very relaxing and peaceful. I had the opportunity to deliver the baby in the water, which was amazing! After 23 hours of labor (but only 6 and a half hours of it active labor) I pushed our sweet baby girl, Estraya Glory, out in two minutes. Jenny was right there supporting and directing my husband in catching the baby.
Even with a couple minor issues to deal with after Estraya was born, Jenny remained calm and was a joy to have present at the birth! I definitely want her to deliver any babies I have in the future.