2013 has been a wonderful year for me. I've been able to spend 90% of my time with Luella, and have had the joy of supporting birthing women and their families for the remainder. Every minute I am with a birthing woman, I feel blessed to be able to share the experience with them. Every birth is amazing and special in its own way, and I feel like a proud "mumma" when these women are finally holding their babe in arms for the first time. The courage, resilience, determination, hope and joy I see in all of them is what makes me support families through this momentous journey. Thank you to all the women who have trusted in me to support and nurture them.
Here is a snapshot of my 2013 births:
Boy babies - 7 vs. Girl babies - 6 (that's 53% boys)
Vaginal birth - 10 vs. C Section - 3 (one of which was booked)
Public - 7 vs. Private - 5 vs. Homebirth - 1
Placenta Encapsulation Stats:
Boy babies - 6 vs. Girl babies - 13 (that's 68% girls)
Vaginal birth - 15 vs. C Section - 4
Public - 12 vs. Private - 5 vs. Homebirth - 2
Great to see the increase in options for women who choose to have their baby at home, and be supported by the hospitals, in providing midwives and backup support. Check out this article in the Melbourne Age on 28th Nov 2013.