. .:: It doesn't seem that long ago that I received a text message, out of the blue, during a meeting with another prospective client. It was a lengthy text from an unknown number, requesting information regarding my services, and also sharing a little of her genuine heart with me, a complete stranger, who would soon certainly become a friend. It read:
We quickly found time to meet, and connected instantly. It has been beautiful watching this little family grow, and seeing this woman take to motherhood so naturally. She truly is a momma bear in every way, protective, passionate, and not taking for granted a single second with this child.
This is the birth of Emma. Her mom labored tirelessly and without food, (due to the small risk of uterine rupture following a cesarean birth with a low transverse incision). During the toughest of contractions, she'd breath deeply in and then out, and she'd quietly shake her head as if to say "I can't". A bystander would suggest an epidural, and she'd say with spunk and clarity, "Nuh uh! I did not come this far to get an epidural. I CAN DO THIS!" And like a rock, her partner was right there with her, offering quiet but solid support through it all. ::. .
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