I was teaching a New Moon Birth VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) class this past Saturday to some families who are working very hard to have their next birth be a vaginal one, after a less than satisfying cesarean birth experience with their first child. I had a family enrolled in the class, who were very close to their due date, and said that they would plan on coming if she was still pregnant. The night before the class, we emailed, and the mom said, “Still pregnant, but I haven’t slept much this week and just feel like crud at this point. I don’t think I would be a good student tomorrow, I’m pretty miserable.” I told her we would miss her but to take care, as she will be having a baby soon.
I teach the class all day, return home and check email. Right there, from this mama, screaming at me from the subject line:”He is here, VBAC BABY!!!”
I couldn’t help but smile! Feeling like crud equaled early labor! I am so happy for this family! Welcome earthside baby boy!