HOME BIRTH in Johannesburg, South Africa
I felt very privileged to be invited into the lovely home of Corinne and Lester, to bare witness to the birth of their precious girl, Abigail. This little girl made us wait… and wait. Mom was close on 42 weeks when midwife, Veronica, decided it was time to give Abigail a little nudging! Things started slowly for Corinne however when the meds kicked in it went smoothly.
Corinne was incredible. She handled each contraction with pure strength and might. She birthed baby Abigail beautifully in the water at 9h35pm and she weighted a wonderfully healthy 3.1kg. It was a truly amazing experience. I absolutely loved how birth was normalised in this home. Their first born, Samuel, was present the whole time. He was watching and marvelling at his Mommy’s strength while possessing no fear. He has received such a gift thanks to his Mom and Dad.
Thank you so much to Corinne and Lester for allowing me the honour of being present. I am forever changed.