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December 27, 2011
An OB Pushing Her Baby Out At Home? Say It Ain't So!
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We wish her the best!!!
Rachel @ day2day joys
Awesome story Caden's Mom! I'm so proud of you for sharing your story and not afraid to tell the truth of what happens in hospital births! You did amazing!
December 27, 2011 at 9:20 PM
~Fort Worth Doula
Thank you!! Beautiful!! Brought tears to my eyes! (Abbey~ a VBA3C mama)
December 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM
What a lovely story, thank you for sharing! Congratulations. :)
December 28, 2011 at 9:47 AM
The Life of Blights
Wow Caden's mom...amazing! Would love to connect with you regarding a project we are working on to promote 'birth options'. Please send an email to Sarah@yourbabybooty.com. Look fwd to connecting!
December 28, 2011 at 12:16 PM
I love it! Smart move to not tell her coworkers until after the birth! :)
December 28, 2011 at 1:11 PM
When my daughter was born at home in July I had that same "Oh my God, I did it!!!" I actually said it out loud and love watching that moment on the birth video. :) Congratulations!!!
December 28, 2011 at 6:38 PM
Way to go mama! I am so proud of you on so many levels! Its so encouraging to see an "insider" have this experience. I truly hope this will help mold your treatment standards going forward. Any natural childbirth family that has to be in your care is very lucky since you fully understand their goals and dreams. You are truly an inspiration to all!
December 28, 2011 at 11:07 PM
You want an Ob/Gyn job after graduation? I'm looking for someone to join my practice and you seem like a perfect fit! My wife and I just had a home waterbirth 3 months ago, so OBs having a home waterbirth isn't so unusual. Best decision of our lives.
@drglenelrod on Twitter.
December 28, 2011 at 11:17 PM
I don't believe this is a hoax or punk, this mom is a part of the Homebirth board on Babycenter and shared her sorry there too. http://community.babycenter.com/post/a29532305/obgyn_has_a_home_waterbirth
December 29, 2011 at 7:58 AM
While perfect, peaceful stories are dreamy to read, I also really love the stories where the mom admits that she loses it, or becomes super-crabby, or swears, or whatever... It's just REAL. :D
December 29, 2011 at 1:33 PM
Garden Variety Mama
My hubby is a medical student, and we actually know a surprisingly large number of medical students and residents who have had home births (and we're planning one for March)! It's really encouraging to see, and it's wonderful to think that they will support patients making the same choices!
December 29, 2011 at 2:07 PM
This is an awesome story! I just discovered your blog through this story and am so thankful I did! I'm expecting my first little one any day now - with a midwife in a hospital, but as naturally as possible. I cannot wait!
December 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM
I enjoyed reading this story and shared it on my Facebok page. I was surprised by the comments from a couple people staying that this was a hoax and was not true. I did not respond to them because I couldn't believe they said the things they did and then say they support home birth but there is no way this was written by an OB. How are these stories verified? I really wish I knew how to respond to these "friends" but not having the facts, I have nothing to come back with.
December 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM
I don't think it is a hoax- it is also on her personal blog and she is listed on google as an MD where she said she practiced. I won't release her name though. Pleanty of smart Dr's have home births. Odent- Sears- ya know?
December 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM
Don't forget Dr. Sarah Buckley!
(I had to laugh about the "finally" cutting the cord bit!)
December 30, 2011 at 4:50 PM
I swear, it's not made up!! It's my birth story, and I AM an OB!!
Thank you for your kind comments -- much appreciated! Love the positive feedback from ppl who don't think I'm crazy! XOXO
December 30, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Absolutely loved this one and shared it on my page. Huge congrats. I loved your Mum's line - that it's your mountain and only you can climb it. I think far too many birth stories gloss over those bits that really test your grit - this birth story brought back all the grit & all the glory. Well done Dr Mum.
December 31, 2011 at 2:28 AM
Wonderful job momma!!!!! Your current and future patients are very lucky to have such an enlightened OB who truly trusts birth to care for them. And after reading your interview, I'm so glad that you stressed the mental support that midwives give their clients. As a cancer survivor who had a homebirth after cancer, mine were very concerned of any residual fears from the cancer that could interfere with the birth process. My current OB has only commented to the physical implications and never the emotional ones. HUGE difference. Thanks for sharing your story and the follow-up interview.
January 15, 2012 at 8:04 PM
I had planned a home birth for the baby I am currently carrying - but I had blood pressure issues during my first trimester so my midwife referred me to a local OB who is a huge supporter of natural birth. Come to find out my OB delivered her most recent baby at The Farm - Ina May was her midwife's back up! My bp issues have resolved so far (I'm 22 weeks) but I'm sticking with my OB because I feel so supported and empowered to have the natural birth I want at the hospital. Our doula has worked with her before and sings her praises for being so hands off and natural birth supportive.
October 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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