Today we had 5 babies born, including a planned breech birth and the birth of the first baby of one of our midwives, Jesica. It was a busy morning with 3 momma’s water’s (amniotic fluid) breaking within 10 minutes of each other around 6am. All the midwives were busy taking care of women in labor (even Jesica, who’s water broke at 6am, didn’t want to miss the breech birth so was labor sitting until she realized SHE really was in labor and better head home for her own babies birth!). After the breech I went straight to Jesica’s birth. Katherine made it to Jesica’s birth as well, after our only birth center baby that day (this is odd for us to have so many home births on one day, as the majority of our clients have birth center births… but we do have 29 babies due in September!). By the end of the day we had 5 happy babies. One breech born at home on the birth stool. One VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) at home. One first time mom with a waterbirth at the birth center. One first time mom with a cesarean after a very long labor at home (the hospital was fabulous and even let her labor some more with an epidural). One first time mom and midwife with a waterbirth at home surrounded by her midwife friends. This day is imprinted in my mind forever. Warmly, Jennifer