Originally Posted 1/6/15
I'm so honored to share Audrey's birth story on my blog! You can check out the Hale family on their YouTube Channel, KyleandCourt.
I really think this birth story epitomizes the importance of having a trusting relationship with your care provider. This is a longer birth video than you're probably used to watching, but things took a little longer than anyone anticipated. Unfortunately, baby Audrey was in an asynclitic position, which means her head was tipped to the side making it harder for her to pass through the pelvis. Often times, this kind of presentation results in a cesarean section.
According to Courtney, "I truly believe if I had been in a hospital they would have demanded a c-section when I really needed patience, time, and encouragement."
When it comes to birth, her advice is this, "Open yourself up to your birth experience. Even a difficult labor and delivery can be natural, wonderful, and positive. Perspective, knowledge, and a loving and supportive environment will lend itself to an awe-inspiring and momentous birth - and life - event."