Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Woman Gives Birth In Bathroom

Seems like every week or two there is a news item about an unplanned homebirth. But this one about a Kansas couple caught my attention because of the last part of the article:
"The baby didn't cry when she came out. She just kind of made some cooing noises and was just looking up at all the paramedics and her mother and me. It was the best day of my life," Shifflet said.
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"I'm so proud of her. I feel like we did it together. I'm going to tell her she's my little mission accomplished," Schulte said.

Schulte said that deep down, she wanted to have a home birth.
Funny how birth works that way, isn't it?

1 comment:

Julia said...

Hm. Mine were coming out screaming, screaming, and not screaming/pale (and that one was scary) but they all had 5-minute Apgars of 9.