an internal birther (birth story)

When I arrived at the hospital to be with Sita and Michael the nurses all couldn't wait to tell me how wonderful she was doing. This was before I even stepped into triage myself to witness this mama's power. She arrived at 6 centimeters and planned for natural birth. She was quiet but mighty during each wave and it was incredible to witness. She quickly transitioned and was complete but baby was high. Sita shifted her strength from slow breath to full power bringing her baby down. She labored on the toilet for while, pushing and pushing and put in the work. It didn't take long for baby to come down and then come earth side. I remember how she glowed when she realized what she had just done, full of pride, as it should be. I loved this birth and this family.