One of the perks of unmedicated, natural delivery is babies who are born alert, responsive and ready to take it all in, like this little one.
Birth is a mother’s moment to shine. No one should take that away from you. You are the hero of the story. It’s not about whether you take an epidural or give birth without medication. It’s about how you have loved this baby and grown this baby to the point of being ready to enter the world. Birth is the culmination--and it is the mother who delivers. Birth is the beginning--and it is your arms that will welcome your child. You deserve to be celebrated because you are amazing.
Doula, mother, crunchy minimalist, Christ follower.