Originally posted on March 13, 2008
It’s only been one day since my last birth, and I was called out AGAIN! When I have clients due at the same time, or not even due, but one may come early and the other late, so it ends up that they both could go at any time, my prayer every night is…”Thank you for each baby having their own Birth-day with plenty of rest in-between”. Well, I wouldn’t say I had plenty of rest, but I got some.
I arrived around 8:00 PM and hung out while she was in labor. Her contractions were about 5-7 minutes, but getting closer and stronger fairly quickly, by 11:00 PM things were rockin’ and rollin’! Mama was breathing like a champ through some pretty intense contractions, and still laughing in between them every 2-3 minutes. At 3:00 AM I was thinking we must be getting pretty close, but mom was getting very tired. She decided to diffuse some Serenity essential oil and lie down to hopefully get some rest in-between contractions. Evidently that’s exactly what her body needed because contractions STOPPED! I love how the oils work giving your body exactly the support of its needs, not forcing anything but just supper supporting. The good thing is, we all got a couple of hours’ worth of sleep, which I so DESPERATELY needed, as this was the second night of sleep I missed out on in two days. We decided to rest for the day and not stimulate any contractions since they would probably pick up again in the late afternoon, as this had been her pattern for the past few days. Yes, PATIENCE is the name of my game! As long as baby and mom are both HAPPY and showing no signs of concern or stress, we just wait patiently for baby to receive all the last-minute instruction she may be getting before coming to this earth.
Sure enough, contractions picked up again around 2:00 PM, so off I went. A similar labor pattern came, it was like a repeat from the last night, except, this time contractions didn’t slow down. They came on and continued to come closer together and get stronger and last longer. As usual birth is VERY intense, and there comes a time when EVERY mom says, “I can’t do this any longer”. I LOVE those words because, I know when I hear them, it won’t be much longer. THANK GOODNESS for a little Motivate essential oil blend, just what mama needed to push her through that phase! We had a happy, healthy mom and BABY GIRL at 11:00 PM.
Now for the long drive home, about an hour and a half. I put a drop of peppermint and wild orange in my hands, inhale deeply to help keep me focused as I drive and once again, I call on my ANGELS to assist me as I make my journey home. I don’t know how I would make it on the road with as little sleep as I get some time without my ANGELS! Thank you, ANGELS!