The strength of a laboring woman astounds me. What will she go through to bring her baby earthside? Anything. What will she endure? Whatever she has to. Even when things don’t go as planned – no, especially when things don’t go as planned – her inner strength and mama bear instincts kick in to birth her baby. The idea that doctors deliver babies is absurd. MOTHERS deliver their babies, and through the process of delivering her baby, a woman becomes a mother.
This mama had three days of labor and a planned birth center birth turn into a hospital transfer with many things not going as planned. I am in awe of her strength, her joy, her persevering spirit. She never once complained. She is an amazing, amazing woman and I am honored to have been present at her birth.
sumaya takiyah :: january 2, 2013 :: 7 lbs 4 oz :: 20 inches long