Hope you enjoy and find encouragement in the labor and birth stories I share as well as the other information I have posted here about birth in the Dallas and Ft. Worth area. All stories are posted with client's permission of course. - Maria
|Posted by Maria Pokluda on April 22, 2015 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
Couples planning VBACs really need a good care provider. This coulpe switched OBs in order to pursue their goal of having a VBAC and it paid off. Labor was slow and it was tricky to tell what was going on. Luckily they were with a great provider and he gave them both the time and the interventions they needed to have a successful VBAC of their baby girl.
Are you looking for a good VBAC care provider? Check out this blog I wrote: http://greatexpectationsbirth.com/2015/01/18/is-your-provider-vbac-supportive/
|Posted by Maria Pokluda on April 9, 2015 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
Sometimes vaginal birth is not the safest way to have a baby. This was the case with this couple, so they planned a famiiy centered, or gentle c-section to welcome their baby. Big sister got to be a part of the event too! So very lovely.
|Posted by Maria Pokluda on April 6, 2015 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
Once again, this mom had labor start at night. I arrived in the middle of the night after they decided things were getting intense. When I arrived I could tell things were moving right along so I suggested we go to the hospital. I bet it was a crazy time in the car because when we finally made it to Labor and Delivery, my client was complete and ready to push!
|Posted by Maria Pokluda on April 3, 2015 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
I wrote this blog post for a local OB I work with.
|Posted by Maria Pokluda on March 28, 2015 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
These parents prepared well by taking an online Birth Boot Camp class and were so excited about meeting their baby. Labor started around bed time so they rested and labored through the night I joined them in the morning and they worked so hard together! Baby boy joined us in the late afternoon. All natural delivery just like they had planned!
|Posted by Maria Pokluda on March 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Maria Pokluda on March 21, 2015 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
Here I am doing some hip squeezes on a client! (photo courtesy of Bailey Nicole Photography)
|Posted by Maria Pokluda on March 18, 2015 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
This is a repeat client and she has fast births, so when she called I knew to hussle. I made it in time, they made it to the hosptia and the birth photgraper made it. Sweet surprise baby boy born in fast and furious hospital water birth.