Rachel had been planning a lovely natural birth and everything was going well with pregnancy till she started with preeclampsia symptoms in her last trimester. You don’t mess around with that so they scheduled her for an overnight induction at 38 weeks. The first 12 hr meds didn’t do much so they started a second dose before starting pitocin. Hardly ever have I heard of cervidil putting women into full labor but lucky for Rachel, it started her contractions right up. Soon a water break at midnight and the party had carried on, on its own. She spent 75% of her labor in the bathroom, first shower and then especially the toilet (because it doesn’t put pressure against her bottom). Once she was fully into transition, her family supported her enough to find comfort on all fours in bed. Her graceful moans became deeper (that sound, if you’ve never experienced it, it’s amazing. You can hear the mom working so hard BUT completely in control) and she needed to push! Her midwife and staff were so sweet, encouraging and calm. She also had both moms, two siblings, an aunt and her dad in the room! You can see in the images that the emotions were high and the crowd was so excited! Cory was adorable as it was the first newborn he’s ever seen OR held!! Daddy even put on her first diaper, which was too cute. 🙂 Welcome to the world you cute little 6.7lb, 20″ button! Congrats all around!