After her first being a very, very, very long process with water breaking prematurely…this mama was fighting to be home. I got the call in the middle of the night that her water broke as the first sign of labor again and we were all a bit nervous, but her labor kicked in and she was having long and strong contractions by 8AM. I raced to the hospital to meet them in triage and the (difficult) nurse that checked us in just couldn’t get a good read on how dilated she was so they were all in a tizzy. This mama was FIERCE and when we got into the room the midwife gently checked her and said…you are 6cm, with a cervix that I expect to dilate and open to 10 in the next 30-60 minutes. She was spot on, it took about 60 minutes…which honestly, the hardest part was the IV…which inevitably fell out anyway lol. Baby arrived at 11AM and you have never seen a prouder mama to do it med free and naturally. She was strong and so sure of her goals. To be a part of a family and seeing them grow from 2-3 and then 3-4, is such an incredibly cool experience. Here’s to many more =) Things that worked…back massage, hand pressure points and SO MUCH positive reinforcement. This couple uses prayer and positivity to get them through and it’s a really cool role to know what works from the previous experience and get right to it!