Birth Story Eamon Alexander

3/8/17 9:01 am 10lbs. 8oz. 22in

What was your overall experience of a home delivery ? Overall this labor and birth was everything I had hoped for. I think every birthing woman should have the chance to experience a home birth! It was such a fulfilling experience for my entire family, and I’m so grateful we were able to share it!

What did you do to prepare yourself for labor? With this pregnancy, I was very conscious about preparing my body and mind for a spontaneous labor and home delivery- so lots of yoga, stretching, walking, and exercise, in addition to self-care routines like baths, meditation, and naps!

If you could change one thing about your labor and delivery what would it be? I honestly can’t think of anything I would want to change!

What was the most unexpected thing during l&d?Most unexpected for me- when part of my amniotic sac popped out like a water balloon!! Lol

What was your husbands most unexpected thing during l&d?Most unexpected for Al- how well the whole birth team worked together!

What worked well to calm you during l&d? My Doula Lori breathing with me, reminding me to slow down without using words, just imitating good deep breaths.

When you first saw your baby what was your first thought? THANK YOU GOD!

Who Does he look like?He looks just like his Daddy!

Who was your birth team? Midwives- {Eileen Stewart and Natalia Caraballo} | Husband- {Alex Beback}   | Doula- Lori Gehl  |  Photog- Megan Gulino

What was your experience having a birth photographer with you during l&d? I knew I wanted a birth photographer for my next birth before I even was pregnant, and I am so thankful we decided to hire Megan! You wouldn’t even know she was there most of the time, yet she was always right there to lend a hand if needed!! Such a perfect balance and important member of our team. We’ll always be able to relive and remember this experience thanks to her!