Birth Story of Baby Mazie

Beautiful hospital birth of baby girl Mazie. Labor and delivery at Good Samaritan Hospital IN PUYALLUP, WA. Long, tough labor but mama persisted and made it through her unmedicated delivery of her third baby along side her loving husband and fabulous midwife. this is mama's story, from her memory of how things unfolded.

The Birth of Mazie

Part One:

My due date was January 25th but this precious baby girl was anxious to meet us. January 11th at 7:45pm my water broke. But like with my first, it wasn’t one of those movie scene, water breaking moments. (They rarely are). So I was unsure if my water had even ruptured. The whole ride to the hospital I kept telling my husband to turn around and it was probably nothing.

He wasn’t convinced so we stayed course. I was admitted around 9pm, my water had ruptured. They said I was having contractions every 3-4 minutes but I couldn’t feel them.

Part Two

The midwife had mentioned Pitocin but because I had to have that with my first birth, I was very set against having it again. Thankfully I didn’t end up needing it this time. I walked the room and used the ball and by 2am on the 12th I was feeling the contractions.

 For 18 long, exhausting, and trying hours I contracted. I had an amazing support system, my husband being very hands on in trying to make me feel comfortable but when you’ve been contracting for that long, you get to a point where you just want anything to take the edge off. I tried nitrous oxide and that made little difference. The thing that helped me get through them the most was my worship music.

Part Three

God was by me in those moments. I went from groaning and crying from pain to silent. It was like being in a trance. My husband said it was one of the most amazing things to witness.. so after 18 hours of contractions it was finally time to push. I pushed for what seemed like the longest hour of my life, but it was worth it. Our Mazie Ruth blessed us by entering our lives at 8:58pm January 12th.

This birth was SO beautiful!

I think every birth is beautiful, magically and breath takingly life changing.

The way this husband supported and loved his wife through labor and cried when their daughter entered the world was truly such an incredible moment to witness.

The looks they exchanged once baby was here, the "I love yous" they exchanged once mama had baby in her arms, was so sweet you could just feel the love radiating off of them.

This is a great example of why I do and love wheat I do.

You don't often get to see this side of birth. The story. You mostly get the sweet images of baby all cleaned up, snapped on a cell phone and the story of how it went. With birth photography, you can SEE and feel the story and just how incredibly beautiful it is.

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