This amazing mama contacted me and from the start just said, I know this time will be different…I changed Midwives, I changed my plan, I want to educate myself and I think having a doula with help change that story. I couldn’t agree more, but to be honest…she was on the right path from the start. With her previous birth story being a failed induction with a practitioner she didn’t trust, she really wanted to have the most natural path possible. Water broke early in the morning and she headed to the hospital worried about her labor going on it’s own, the Avon Midwives gently offered suggestions like nipple stim and walking and this couple go to work…after a few hours contractions started moving along and 12 hours after her water broke she had her natural birth! Over the back of the bed helped progress labor and relieve some of the intensity =) Also, my favorite moment was dad’s moment of….THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING! When he realized we wouldn’t be going to surgery this time.