HBAC, Asynclitic, Nuchal Hand Birth Story

As midwives we live for this moment! Not just the joy of welcoming a new child, but so often, the ecstasy of taking back your body and its inborn power. This client, like so many others, had undergone a “failed induction” and subsequent cesarean in a previous pregnancy–and an accompanying feeling that surely her body was more capable than that. And it sure was!

Labor was neither short or easy, but Mom gave it her all and stayed cheerful throughout. After birth we learned baby was nearly 9 lbs and had a hand up by her face! Big thanks too to the awesome doula of Mama Moonlight Birth Services! Doula support and photos by Kailyn.