Kansas City Water Birth

BIRTH STORY: The Birth of Penny Lane

On the morning of March 31st, I woke up at 4 in the morning with a dull, cramping pain in my lower back, enough to keep me from going back to sleep. My first thought was that it was gas pain – I had suffered from it for the last couple months, and usually the pain would pass. For a whole hour I lay in bed, writhing and twisting, hoping to find some position that felt comfortable enough that I…

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BIRTH STORY: The Birth of Tyler

I know I am not a writer so please excuse any mistakes. This is just from my perspective! It all started on the due date, August 29, 2011. Brett and I went to our regular appointment with our midwife, Lisa, at noon. She checked blood pressure, heart rate, measurement, and position as usual and all was well. She asked if she could check to see if I was dilated and I was eager to let her. She told me my cervix…

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