Birth Story – Michelle

February 11, 2020

Our plan was to have a hospital birth and there was no consideration that the seven minute drive would be too far.

On February 11th, two weeks before my due date, I went to the gym as part of my early morning routine before work. The day took an unexpected turn when my water broke at 7:30 am while stretching in the studio. 

I called my husband to let him know and drove home as the contractions were only mild.  At 9:00 am I called my midwives and was instructed on next steps. The plan was to call back once the contractions had increased in frequency and length.

When my husband returned home from work at 10:00 am I suddenly moved into active labour. I asked him to call our midwives with an update at 10:20 am. Kristi asked a series of questions and it was determined that I had progressed quickly and the midwife team was coming to our home. 

My husband pulled out comforters and towels and the midwives showed up within minutes. The calm sound of their voices and professional approach brought comfort to my husband and I.  Our son Wesley was born at 11:17 am in the comfort of our bedroom.

I am grateful to our midwife team for the amazing care I received during the course of my pregnancy, delivery and post partum. They are highly skilled health care professionals who take pride in their role.

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