Monday, October 12, 2009

UPDATE AGAIN: Midwifery story published...

I just wanted to let all our friends, family, and fellow advocates know our summary of a midwife-assisted home birth just went global this morning. This is a first for me, so I'm just thrilled!

Please check out the full story, below, if you have a few moments:

    http://www.blackhillsportal.com/npps/story.cfm?ID=3466

UPDATE: I was just told yesterday (Saturday) that this story is being picked up through multiple syndication outlets. I'm not exactly sure how that works, but how exciting and humbling! Sure wish I could get a list of when and where it's being published or printed. Anyway, I'll provide an excerpt:

"To be honest, I liked my doctor. I felt safe surrounded by all of his medical equipment, not to mention his air of studied wisdom. His walls and practice were decorated with evidence of his experience: he was clearly very busy as both a gynecologist and an obstetrician, and the framed documents lining the halls said he was highly certified. His intelligence was impressive to my 20-something mind, what with his use of highly technical terms like chorionic villus sampling and human chorionic gonadotropin. During our 5-10 minutes together each month, carefully worded comments suggested that things would run most smoothly if we left most of my birthing decisions to his expert medical opinion. There was actually little we had to do to prepare during those months. However, much later..."
UPDATE #2: Thank you to Rixa of Stand and Deliver for blogging her post Stand and Deliver: Epic birth story, and a tribute today, linking to both our birth story and article. What a wonderful, exciting, and humbling surprise! My birth story feed register has been going mad today and I'm meeting many wonderful new families through this experience. If you're not yet familiar with Rixa, I encourage you to visit her blog today!

Happy National Midwifery Week, everyone!

Please click ♥ thoughtful comments ♥ (below) to let me know you stopped by. If you don't have a google or gmail account, just choose "Name/URL" or "anonymous" before submitting. THANK YOU!

21 ♥ thoughtful comments ♥:

Niecey said...

This is awesome! Well written, I enjoyed reading it. Well done!

Mama Nut said...

superb! That was an excellent article. I could have signed my name to the bottom of it because you just told my exact story (okay, except for my midwife's name was different)! Thanks for sharing the truth with the world!

Jess said...

Shaye -- soooo glad you are sharing your story with all the world. It truly is a wonderful story, and one that deserves to be shared with great pride. Thanks for taking the steps first to share with us, and now on a broader spectrum!

Anonymous said...

Great story and information! Scott and I love reading your blog!

Scott and Laura

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

How fantastic!

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

How wonderful and welcome back!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Awesome, darling!!! ♥♥♥

septembermom said...

Welcome back! What a beautiful, miraculous story :)

Sandi McBride said...

Good for you!!! I went natural right up to the moment I began to shout for the knock out drops!!!
Sandi
ps
here via Baby Boomer Bliss

Michelle M. said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful!

Herb of Grace said...

It's so good to see you back! And you know I love a good birth story :)

Eliza said...

Wow! How awesome is that!?! Congratulations. :)

My new blog is up, would love to have you visit!

Brittany said...

Congrats Shaye! That is just great!

sujata said...

That was an awesome writeup, a very well deserved recognition!! Congrats, and how was your break? feeling rested? welcome back here

Ms Perfect said...

WootWoot! Congrats!

leah said...

Wow, Shaye, that is awesome! Always thrilled to hear that positive news about homebirth is spreading.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Be sure to visit in the AM. Actually, goes up at 10 your time tonight. You can be the first to wish daddy a HB!

Sarah said...

That is so wonderful Shaye, I'm glad your are blessed in this way after all the business and dealing with vertigo. Birth can be such a beautiful, peaceful experience.

PunkRockChic said...

That is fantastic news!!! I never considered using a midwife before I had Franky. But now that I'm wanting to attempt a VBAC with our next baby, I fully intend on going to a midwife to help with my delivery =)

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Hey, Darling! Pop over. Hope you don't mind my Sunday Citar today! ♥

Herb of Grace said...

*sigh*

I thought maybe my google reader just wasn't picking you up...

Hope everything is going well with you and yours!

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