Lamaze Coaching Skills

As a first time mom I didn't know what to expect. My husband and I decided to do a regular birth at the Grey Nuns with Heidi. The morning of May 2 my contractions were getting stronger. Heidi came to check on me and advised I still had some time to go. 

3:30pm rolls around and my water broke, my husband called Heidi and she asked how we felt about a water birth at the Royal Alex. I immediately said sure and off we went. 

Everything felt like it went quickly from getting to the hospital to getting in the pool. My husband ended up channeling his inner Lamaze coaching skills and helped me through the contractions. By this time everything felt like it was taking forever, however after 35 minutes of pushing, at 7:48pm our little 9lb 4oz boy was born. 

The whole experience from the first meeting with Heidi, the groups with Heidi and Tara, to the birth, and after was better than I could have imagined. I wouldn't have changed a thing in choosing these incredible ladies and birthing experience (water vs non).