Cyprian Patrick Makes a Speedy Entry

HazelTree Midwifery, Idaho Midwife, Coeur d' alene midwife, home birth, water birth, out of hospital birth, natural childbirthHoly Cow!!  Sometimes, midwives barely make it to the birth.  I had been to see Cyprian’s mama earlier in the morning of May 9, 2016 and she was NOT having any contractions at all, and only a bit dilated.  About 5 hrs after I had seen her, I got a call from her husband telling me that her water had broken HazelTree Midwifery, Idaho midwife, Coeur d' alene midwife, home birth, water birth, out of hospital birth, natural childbirthand she was having some seriously intense contractions.  I had just left the vet’s office with my old lady dog, so she got to go to the birth with me!!  😉  I literally arrived about 30 minutes before Cyprian was born at 3:39 p.m.  The rest of HazelTree Midwifery’s birth team didn’t make it in time.  His daddy had barely gotten enough water into the birth pool, for Heaven’s sake.   CRAZY!!!

Cyprian is the 3rd child and 1st son to his parents.  His two big sisters were sooooo excited to finally meet him!!  He weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches tall.