She had the baby in hospital, and delivered under her own power with no drugs, no epidural. Labour began spontaneously. Way to go Devan! She laboured in a jacuzzi tub, walked, and was able to utilize natural positions like squatting, standing, all fours, and pulling on a rope. The baby was immediately put skin to skin.
Did I mention all that in a hospital? This particular place even uses cloth diapers instead of disposables. And baby "roomed in" for the entire stay....no nursery visits and wasn't even taken away for a bath. If only every woman who delivers in hospital could have an experience like that.
Here's a picture:
Avery Jane Mitchell
2:33pm, Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
8 lbs 4 oz
Avery Jane has always been one of my favourite girls names. Alas, I have boys, so I named my first born son Abhainn (Ay-vin). Now there are four cousins, three with 'A' names! Abhainn (2 1/2), Abigail (20 months), Fearghus (3months), and new Avery.