Abby was in a car accident almost 35 weeks pregnant with her 7th baby. She broke her foot and arm and spent the remainder of her pregnancy, and weeks afterwards, in a wheel chair. Abby decided after the car accident to change her plan for another home birth, to birthing in the hospital with an epidural.
Abby and Tim labored at home and felt like something was wrong. She tried to transfer to the hospital but they wouldn’t listen and sent her home. She then had her baby 45 minutes later at home, face presentation!
This is the birth story of Abby’s 5th baby. Arrow was born at home as a HBAC (home birth after c-section) This was Abby’s 4th vaginal birth after a c-section and 3rd home birth. Abby was attended by her husband Tim, midwife Julie, friends Nikki and Melissa and Abby’s oldest (7 year old) daughter Gracelyn.
Childbirth can be a peaceful and joyful experience when surrounded by the right support team. This mama had a supportive husband, midwife, and doula, as well as a comfortable environment, which helped her to feel at peace during the labor of her second baby.
This is a story about Abby’s labor and delivery of her 4th baby. She woke up early in the morning with contractions and spent the morning with her kids. Her water broke in the afternoon, and her husband rushed home from work while their doulas and midwife arrived. Abby went through intense contractions and moved to the bedroom to give birth. With the strength of the Lord, she was able to give birth to her baby on her bed.