Welcome to Birth Story Collections at The Promiseland Farm!
Did you know that breech babies are a variation of normal?
Let me rephrase that, breech babies are normal and you can have a home birth with a breech baby! Just because you have a breech baby does not mean you need to schedule a c-section.
Let me introduce you to Joleen! She is married to Logan and they live in Minnesota. They are parents to Emsley and are expecting their second baby any day! Some of Joleen’s interests include hunting, camping, and just doing things outdoors. Joleen loves being a stay-at-home mom and spending time with family. Joleen is very involved in our church and am passionate about teaching the word of God to kids. She teaches Sunday school, and is part of an after school program teaching kids the gospel. Husband, Logan, at the time of this story, worked for his parents at Wilderness Family Naturals, but since then he has gotten a new job working for Minnesota Power.
Here’s their story…
Suffered from extreme morning sickness
I took herbs to prepare for labor
We had several check-ups with Annette, as time grew closer to the due date. Everything seemed to be going well, and at two weeks out the baby dropped. I have to admit, right before the baby dropped, I thought there was a chance she had changed positions, but being it was a first for me I didn’t speak up and let Annette know. A word for the wise…
always trust your instincts!!!
My water broke getting ready for bed! It’s show time!
My body wanted to push, but I wasn’t fully dilated
She soon realized the baby was a footling breech!
After 9 1/2 hours of labor at 7:35 A.M. our baby daughter had finally arrived.
Emsley’s arrived at 7lbs.12oz. and 18.5 inches long
There are so many wonderful benefits to having your baby at home; I would recommend it to anyone.
PHOTO CREDITS: Logan & Joleen
Breech Birth: A Collection of Articles from Midwifery Today Magazine
Birth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth
Breech Babies are a Variation of Normal: Birth Without Fear Blog