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Birth & Gratitude - A New Mother Tells Her Birth Story

I (Pamela) carry my own gratitude in having the honour of supporting families in their most powerful and vulnerable moments as they welcome their babies into their family. Thanks to this lovely client for sharing her gratitude and the story of the birth of her baby:

It's been almost 3 months since you were born, little one. As the time between your arrival and our present moment grows, I'm left reflecting on that wild and awe inspiring moment when I first saw your face, I can't help but circle back to gratitude.

I'm grateful for midwives. Your dad and I were so lucky to have options when choosing who would care for us, and for us it was an easy choice. All of our friends who had babies had been cared for by Plum midwives and had nothing but positive experiences. Getting a whole team of talented professionals is such a great deal and knowing that there would be a familiar face there at your birth helped me feel confident. They were there for us before, during, and after your arrival, always knowledgeable and compassionate.

I'm grateful for choice. Thankfully the approach to childbirth in the Comox Valley is not one size fits all. Hospital or home, medical pain relief or unmedicated, just your partner or your whole family by your side (though, admittedly during the covid era there were some opt