Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. --John Milton

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When Labor Slows: A Home Waterbirth Story

Often active labor starts and then stops for a while. Did you know that a cervix having opened can even close back again in the middle of labor? Here's a wonderful story that explains why.

I've included an excerpt of the post from Birth Without Fear.

 We were just waiting for the Braxton Hicks contractions to turn into the real deal so we could get our daughter here.  Sunday morning was spent with the church family and then the afternoon was spent with Greg’s family celebrating his mom’s 55th birthday. 
I was feeling pretty good and honestly didn’t feel like I’d see my daughter anytime in the next few days.  I was nervous that when it was finally time that Greg would be late getting home and I’d labor alone, that the midwife would barely get there in time, and that everything would happen so fast, I wouldn’t hardly remember the experience!  Needless to say, that was not what occurred. ...
Did you enjoy this story? Was there any part where you felt uneasy? why?

For more info on the Sphincter Law or even an un-dialating cervix: Try the blog post "The Sphincter Law and Childbirth" on Prenatal Yoga Center or America's foremost midwife Ina May Gaskin on YouTube

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